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DWP doesn’t support single family graywater usage in Los Angeles

| Recently, the DWP proposed a tiered water rate hike that, if approved, will bump the average customer’s combined water and power rates to 3.4% every year, or $4.75 a month every year, for five years.

DWP, drought decide Chatsworth pond fate, to locals' dismay

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The pond is the latest victim of a changing balance established by local water managers between saving wildlife and saving water.

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Drought won't dry up California economy in the short term

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The credit agency Moody's says the drought has primarily hurt farmers, but agriculture only represents a tiny part of the state’s overall economy.

LA officials to weigh 2-day-a-week watering limits

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Under the proposal, odd-numbered addresses could water Monday and Friday; even-numbered properties would have Sunday and Thursday.

In face of severe drought, can growth be sustained in CA?

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The CA Water Commission has put in place new limits on the amount of grass and lawn space new constructions -- including homes, businesses, schools -- in the state can have.

Strict new rules to slash lawns to 25 percent of new home landscaping

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New rules passed by state regulators will limit how much grass Californians can plant at new homes and some larger remodeled ones.

Graywater's future brightening with help from homebuilders

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Graywater, the recycled water collected from your sink, shower or washing machine, is becoming increasingly popular with California’s building industry.

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Time to replace your lawn? We have the lowdown on 8 alternatives

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We've put together a series of popular landscape options, along with information on how they fare against the traditional Californian lawn in five areas.