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Cash for Grass: Colorado Bill would pay to give up lawns | Colorado News

By CONRAD SWANSON, The Denver Post DENVER (AP) — Faced with a historic mega-drought across the American West with no end in sight, Colorado lawmakers, looking for simple and effective ways to conserve water, have set their sights on Kentucky Blue Grass. . Not just Kentucky Blue Grass, but all kinds of non-native grasses planted […]

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Delegation announces over $39 million USDA investment in watersheds and water supply

03.04.22 Funding is part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act US Senators Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan and Congressman Don Young, all of R-Alaska, welcomed Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack’s announcement that the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing more than $39 million in Alaska infrastructure. This funding goes through the implementation of the? Infrastructure […]

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What La Niña means for California’s drought – The Milken Roar

As December drew to a close, rain swept across California, leaving behind a renewed vigor embraced by new growth of once gray green cover, dead hills and snow now hiding dark mountain peaks. Along with the cool feeling in the air was an almost ineffable sense of hope that California’s perpetual drought would be erased. […]

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The public is invited to a recreation planning meeting on March 5 at Little Otter Creek Reservoir

Visitors can provide feedback on what outdoor recreation they would like to see offered at Little Otter Creek Reservoir at a recreation planning event to be held at the Polo Community Center on March 5, 2022, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. . The event will include exhibits, exhibits and interactive games, models and activities. […]

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A parched West remains divided over desalinated seawater

MONTEREY, Calif. – Drought-ridden communities along the California coast are exploring innovations and investments to ensure residents have access to clean water. But seawater desalination, a proposed solution, has caused heated debate, as some environmentalists say the process is inefficient, expensive and wasteful. The California Coastal Commission will decide next month whether to approve a […]

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Our view: December storms didn’t wash away the drought | Opinion

Heat from a wind-driven wildfire last weekend along the California coast between Monterey and Big Sur has dashed dreams that the state’s lingering drought has come to an end. Threatening 200 homes and forcing the evacuation of more than 500 residents, the unusual winter forest fire is expected to serve as a wake-up call that […]

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New State Water Body Addresses Conservation | News

The newest Texas 2022 water management plan is the first of its kind to have a chapter dedicated to water conservation, according to an article by the Texas Water Newsroom. On July 7, 2021, the Texas Water Development Board, or TWDB, adopted the state’s 2022 water management plan, which is estimated to cost $80 billion […]

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Lawmakers should focus on the environment, education and taxes and leave aside divisive culture war issues.

Lawmakers should focus on our environment, education and taxes and leave aside divisive culture war issues. (Rick Bowmer | AP Photo) The Utah State Capitol is shown during the virtual special session of the Utah Legislature Thursday, April 16, 2020 in Salt Lake City. By the editorial board of the Salt Lake Tribune | January […]

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Utah’s gnarly drought leads governor to release water action plan

Citing the extreme drought that suffocated Utah last summer, forcing residents to conserve water, Governor Spencer Cox released the first chapter of Utah’s Coordinated Water Action Plan on Thursday. “. “Last year’s extreme drought conditions showed everyone in Utah the importance of water planning and conservation,” Cox said. “We have benefited from water storage decisions […]

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Column: 2021 Highlights from Your Water and Sewer District | South Lake Tahoe

By John Thiel, Managing Director of STPUD SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif .– Not being outdone by 2020, 2021 fires delivered,evacuations, no more COVIDs, big winter storms and power outages. And once again our tough little mountain town came together to overcome and keep going. The South Tahoe Public Utility District was proud to play an […]

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Marin IJ Readers Forum for December 26, 2021 – Marin Independent Journal

With Mother Nature, we must take human nature into account Reading the headline for the December 19 edition of Marin IJ, “Above Average Tanks,” I looked further and saw that water officials were considering removing the restrictions. It reminded me of a study I conducted in 1978 for the National Science Foundation to find out […]

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Sacramento, Calif. Receives $ 81 million WIFIA loan

Yesterday, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced an $ 81 million loan under the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) to the Sacramento County Water Agency in northern California. The funded project will modernize water infrastructure to support a more reliable and climate-resilient water supply. “The Sacramento County Water Agency project is […]

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Our service area is growing

Mount Shasta, California. For more than 17 years, the Sierra Nevada Conservancy has successfully supported efforts to improve the environmental, economic and social well-being of the Sierra Nevada region. Starting next year, the state agency will add nearly two million more acres to its service area, including northern California’s forests and vital water sources, such […]

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Two new wells to provide drinking water to Hoosick Falls

HOOSICK FALLS, NY (NEWS10) – Two test wells south of Hoosick Falls will serve as a new source of water for the village after years of testing, bottled water and home filtration systems. In addition, an existing village well will remain in service, according to the plan published by the New York State Department of […]

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Conservation Ethics Help Monterey Bay Farmers Thrive During Drought – Monterey Herald

Despite record rains in October, farmers in the Central Valley are still in shock to see their water supplies drastically reduced when the drought intensified last spring. Many farmers have been forced to pull up crops that can no longer be irrigated. Some have doubled or tripled their groundwater pumping as wells are drying up […]

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Blackburn: State Will Eventually Lead Water Conservation Efforts | Region

BELTON – Bell County Judge David Blackburn has said he believes water conservation efforts in Texas will ultimately be state-driven. “The state has largely left water conservation in general to the local level,” he said. “Representatives of local communities, cities and river basin districts (…) come together to work out a plan which is adopted […]

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Wastewater recycling gains traction as drylands seek water – NBC Los Angeles

Cities in the United States are increasingly turning to an idea that once sparked gags: sterilize wastewater from toilets, sinks, and factories, and eventually return it to homes and businesses as water. tap. In the Los Angeles area, projects to recycle wastewater for consumption are advancing with fanfare just two decades after similar efforts in […]

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Conservation Ethics Help Monterey Bay Farmers Thrive During Drought – Silicon Valley

Even as desperately needed rains continue to flood California, farmers in the Central Valley are still in shock to see their water supplies drastically reduced when the drought intensified last spring. Many farmers have been forced to pull up crops that can no longer be irrigated. Some have doubled or tripled their groundwater pumping as […]

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Water conservation encouraged by Sarasota County utilities

SARASOTA COUNTY, FL – As Florida enters its dry season, the Sarasota County Utilities Department is encouraging the community to conserve water. While there is an adequate water supply for customers in unincorporated areas of the county, Utilities Director Mike Mylett said conserving water would help mitigate potential impacts to the system during this dry […]

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The Nature Conservancy: TNC and partners conserve Ravensworth Farms

October 19, 2021 The conservation easement on Ravensworth Farms prohibits development and maintains critical habitat and natural systems in the Arbuckle Creek watershed E-mail:[email protected] TNC and partners completed protection of the vital and diverse landscape of Ravensworth Farms, a 1,069-acre working cattle ranch located along the eastern edge of the Lake Wales Ridge in Highlands […]

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How to overcome drought? Inland Empire water agency wants to make it rain – press enterprise

The drought control manual programs practiced by the Southern California water agencies include recycling water, building stormwater catchment ponds, and offering replacement cash rebates. thirsty lawns by xeriscape landscaping. In the grip of a second year of drought, an Inland Empire regional water planning agency is moving forward for the first time in its history […]

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Valley Water hopes a wastewater purification expansion plan can lift Santa Clara County out of drought

SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) – Could sewage be the solution to our drought problems? Valley Water thinks so and they are doubling down by expanding their advanced water purification center in North San Jose and planning to build a new plant in Los Atos to produce millions of gallons of purified drinking water. In the […]

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Audubon: Arizona communities should be able to protect their groundwater resources

Yellow Warbler. Photo: Catherine Harris / Audubon Photography Prize On September 20, 2021, Haley Paul, Policy Director of Audubon Southwest, testified before the West Mohave County Basin Water User Review Committee, in support of strengthening groundwater management that would allow local communities located outside of the most populated areas of Arizona to develop their own […]

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Georgia Power Highlights Waterway Conservation Efforts for Third Week of Environmental Awareness Month

In honor of the third week of Environmental Awareness Month in September, Georgia Power highlights its efforts to improve and protect Georgia streams and the species that live there, such as Shoal Bass. At Georgia Power, our projects are aimed at conservation, restoration and awareness, so that future generations have a thriving, healthy and beautiful […]

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Taiwan’s TSMC continues to improve water management | Taiwan News

TSMC logo (Reuters photo) TSMC logo (Reuters photo) TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) was able to conserve 1.927 million tonnes of water in 2020, according to a recent financial disclosure report. Last year, TSMC spent NT $ 1.6 billion (US $ 57.51 million) on water conservation efforts and investments in water […]

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Company develops oil and gas wastewater assets in Permian Basin

An oil and gas water treatment company bought the produced water infrastructure from Colgate Energy purchased from Occidental Petroleum last month. Houston-based WaterBridge Holdings announced the deal on September 10 that saw the company enter into a 15-year produced water management agreement for the entire acreage of oil producer Colgate in the Delaware Basin. , […]

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Charges Filed: Elkhorn Waterworks employee allegedly neglected water supply, putting residents at risk | Local News

Earlier this month, on February 4, 2019, the Town of Elkhorn Utilities Department posted a notice via Facebook regarding arsenic levels found in October water samples. “It is not an immediate risk,” said the notice. “If that had been the case, you would have been notified immediately. The notice said there was no need for […]

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Casper buys chemicals for water treatment from global supplier hit by polar vortex and ransomware attack

Water extracted from the North Platte River is sent at an early stage of treatment to the Central Wyoming Regional Water Treatment Plant. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City) CASPER, Wyo. – Citizens of the Casper area have been urged to conserve water not because of a problem with any of the infrastructure in the central Wyoming […]

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OSU takes action to reduce water use in times of drought

CORVALLIS, Oregon – Oregon faces drought conditions statewide and Oregon State University is working to do its part to help reduce water use. Governor Kate Brown recently issued an executive order ordering state agencies to reduce their non-essential use of water. Public universities are not required to follow the order, but OSU is revising its […]

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Monitoring water use best plan for conservation – Marin Independent Journal

The move to Marin Municipal Water District’s monthly billing could be one of the most effective ways to help its customers meet their vital responsibility to reduce their water use. As of June 24, MMWD’s commercial, residential and institutional customers had reduced their water use by 19.5% compared to last year’s figures. This is only […]

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Governor Polis signs bills to tackle climate change, new energy sources and drought resilience programs – by Jan Wondra

This month has been bill signing season for Colorado Governor Jared Polis after a frantic and historically productive General Assembly session. On June 24 alone, Governor Jared Polis promulgated 18 pieces of legislation during signing ceremonies in Denver and Boulder. Among them were several bills intended to boost Colorado’s economy, improve energy efficiency, protect clean […]

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Department of Water Supply Calls for Water Conservation in West Maui | News, Sports, Jobs

WEST MAUI – Residents and businesses of West Maui served by the Maui County Water Supply Department are reminded to voluntarily conserve water while the Mahinahina water treatment facility undergoes upgrades . The installation is expected to be back online no later than August 6, 2021. The upgrades include the installation of a new UV […]

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New Town of Layton ordinance encourages water-friendly landscaping

LAYTON, Utah – The city of Layton is implementing a new city ordinance in hopes of encouraging commercial developers to conserve water. The flowers and landscaping outside Layton Town Hall are beautiful, but not all plants are drought tolerant. Chad Wilkinson, director of Layton City Community and Economic Development, said they recently amended a city […]

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Wastewater use and sustainable agriculture can ensure water security in India | News | Eco-Enterprise

The use of wastewater, water-efficient agriculture, knowledge of soil moisture and convergence in agriculture could be possible methods to deal with the double scourge of climate change and the new coronavirus disease (Covid -19), according to experts at a recent water conference. The conference enabled policymakers, academics, researchers and students to acquire the expertise of […]

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Bureau blocks water transfer to help save SJ Valley farmers

Farmers on the western edge of the parched San Joaquin Valley have little to no groundwater resources this year. The Southern San Joaquin Irrigation District and Oakdale Irrigation District have legal rights to 200,000 acre-feet of water behind the New Melones Reservoir in excess of this year’s needs for farms and businesses. urban customers they […]