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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


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


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


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


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?


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


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


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


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


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.