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Drought cutbacks challenge SoCal water officials at home

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| Many water officials in Southern California will need to cut back more at home to help their districts meet reduction targets, a KPCC analysis has found.

Santa Barbara to restart desalination plant due to drought

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The Santa Barbara City Council voted to restart their desalination plant on Tuesday. The plant is scheduled to begin working by fall 2016.

Drought roundup: LA ponders further limiting outdoor watering, plus waiting for El Niño

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If need be, the City Council can now call for limiting outdoor watering to just two days a week, down from the current allocation of three days a week.

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

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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.