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California Water Officials Use Smart Meters To Catch McDonald’s, Other Water Wasters In Real Time

A Southern California city is cracking down on water wasters with a new tool in light of recent water restrictions issued by Gov. Jerry Brown to fight the drought.

04/07/2015

Stocking up on bottled water. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

Online Petition Calls Out Nestlé For Bottling California’s Water, Selling It For Profit During Drought

CourageCampaign.org is specifically calling out Nestlé in an online petition for its practices of bottling California water and selling it for profit.

04/06/2015

Desalination Plant

South Bay Politician Wants To Consider Desalinating Water Despite Environmental Concerns

Despite environmental concerns, the president of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors says cities and counties should seriously consider using desalination technology to supply desperately needed drinking water.

04/06/2015

Man fills drums for free recycled water fill station in Dublin. (CBS)

East Bay Water District Giving Away Free Recycled Water

Need water? In the East Bay they’re giving away recycled water to anyone who shows up with a bucket.

04/04/2015

Toilet Sink

Northern California Woman Uses Toilet Tank Sink To Save Water During Drought

Robin Weld has a toilet and sink in one that she ordered from Japan for about $100. While some say it sinks to a new low during the drought, she says it sometimes saves 10 gallons of water or more a day.

04/03/2015

Water meter

Bay Area Startup MeterHero Makes Saving Water Pay; Firm Offers Rebates For Conserving

A Bay Area based company is trying to convince Californians to get serious about saving water by handing out cash.

04/03/2015

Artist rendition of the planned aquatic complex at Emerald Glen Park in Dublin. (City of Dublin)

Dublin Residents Question Timing Of Building New $35 Million Water Park

Amid California’s record drought, the City of Dublin is breaking ground on a massive new water park. Residents are wondering about the timing of the project.

04/02/2015

Water Consumption chart a

How Much Water Are You Really Consuming?

California is in a serious drought. It’s time to save water if only a gallon at a time. But did you know by giving up one steak dinner, you could take dozens of 10 minute hot showers? Here’s why.

04/02/2015

Lake Don Pedro in Stanislaus County. (CBS)

Sierra Foothills Community May Run Out Of Water This Summer

California’s drought has become so bad, a community in the Sierra Foothills may run out of water later this year.

04/01/2015

Tomatoes at the Harvest Festival. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Should I Change What I Plant In The Garden This Year Because Of The Drought?

Hands down, tomatoes are absolutely the most popular home-grown vegetable. And for me, tomatoes can also be the most frustrating, especially the past two years!

04/01/2015

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