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  • Who you gonna call: 'Drought Busters' or 'Water Conservation Response Unit'?

    Who you gonna call: 'Drought Busters' or 'Water Conservation Response Unit'?
    Dear Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Please bring back the “Drought Busters.” We’re in the midst of what could be the worst drought in California history, and despite calls for residents throughout the state to cut their...
  • Water conservation in California can no longer be voluntary

    Water conservation in California can no longer be voluntary
    Earlier this year, Gov. Jerry Brown urged Californians to voluntarily cut their water usage by 20% to help preserve the state's already limited supply during this severe drought. But sometimes, asking nicely doesn't work. Between January and May, water...
  • The choice: your drinking water, or your green lawn

    To the editor: Thanks to Jay Famiglietti for the no-nonsense piece on water use in Southern California. ("How much water does California have left?," Op-Ed, July 8) Where I reside in south Orange County, nearly all of the potable water is imported,...
  • Glen Ellyn OKs $300K deal to fix manholes

     Glen Ellyn OKs $300K deal to fix manholes
    Glen Ellyn trustees on Monday approved a $300,000 expense to fix manholes in the village. The money will fix approximately 105 of the town's 600 manholes, said Public Works Director Julius Hansen. Trustees voted unanimously at the June 23 meeting to...
  • 'Chinatown' was just a movie; focus on real water solutions

    To the editor: Like the movie "Chinatown," Gary Polakovic's piece is entertaining and sensational. But it omits key points. ("'Chinatown' in real life: In L.A., you have to follow the water," Op-Ed, June 19) For example, not one word is written about...
  • Thomas D. McKewen, environmental service director

    Thomas D. McKewen, environmental service director
    Thomas D. McKewen, a materials recovery and waste management expert who was the founding director of Maryland Environmental Service, died June 13 of congestive heart failure at his home in Ashburn, Va. The former Towson resident was 86. "I had been...
  • Outline sheds new light on Brown's $6-billion water bond plan

    Outline sheds new light on Brown's $6-billion water bond plan
    Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposal for a pared-down $6-billion water bond would include $1.5 billion for water quality projects such as groundwater cleanup and $1.5 billion for watershed protection, according to an outline provided to stakeholders. An...
  • Letter: Bert Ring didn't water down his message

    Bert Ring does it again! His weekend cartoon cuts to the chase: Our state is in a serious drought, the city has been asking residents and businesses alike to curb their water use, and yet high rises continue to pop up throughout the city. Ring's cartoon...
  • Southland falls short of achieving 20% voluntary cut in water use

    Southland falls short of achieving 20% voluntary cut in water use
    Southern Californians have fallen far short of achieving the 20% voluntary cut in water use sought by Gov. Jerry Brown in the face of the deep drought afflicting every corner of the state. A recent statewide survey found that urban water use in...
  • Local water supply 'surpasses standards'

    As part of a pilot program this year, the Mesa Water District recently released its annual water quality report online. The 2014 report details testing and safety standards for the district's water in 2013. It also breaks down how much of any given...
  • Intersex fish found in 3 Pennsylvania river basins

    Intersex fish found in 3 Pennsylvania river basins
    Male fish carrying eggs – intersex fish – have been found in Pennsylvania's Susquehanna, Delaware and Ohio river basins, a sign that the water may be tainted with chemicals, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The research found that...