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Water conservation -- a marathon not a sprint

By Jean Bartlett, San Jose Mercury News

Friday, August 01, 2014

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) provides water to 2.6 million customers for residential, commercial and industrial uses in the counties of San Francisco, Alameda, San Mateo and Santa Clara. On June 23, the SFPUC issued its mid-year water supply update, which noted, "Total Hetch Hetchy Regional Water System storage stands at 64.5 percent of maximum storage capacity and all available snowpack has melted. Eighty-five percent of the water provided to customers in San Francisco, Santa Clara, Alameda and San Mateo counties comes from Sierra Nevada snowmelt stored in Hetch Hetchy..." Read the full story: http://www.mercurynews.com/pacifica/ci_26239422/water-conservation-marathon-not-sprint


Will the drought drive California craft breweries out of state?

State craft brewers fear drought could alter business, and the beer (Brianna Sacks, Los Angeles Times)

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Breweries use millions of gallons of river water each year for production; conservation measures may drive up prices for consumers; drought conditions threaten future growth...Read the full story: http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-beer-water-conservation-20140730-story.html


Common water metering prevents tenants from understanding their individual water use.

SF considers mandating individual residential water meters in conservation effort (Joshua Sabatini, The Examiner)

Thursday, July 31, 2014

In San Francisco's old multiunit buildings, there is no way for a tenant to know how much water they may be using since there are usually common water meters shared among building dwellers. The City to consider mandating the installation of individual water meters in housing units to aid the effort… Read the full story: http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/sf-considers-mandating-individual-residential-water-meters-in-conservation-effort/Content?oid=2863974

 


Water-Shaming in the 21st Century

Californians are using social networking and smartphone apps to publicize local water-wasters.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

California drought: Water-shaming apps hit smartphones (Kyndell Nunley, KBAK & KBFX Eyewitness News)…Read the Full story:http://www.bakersfieldnow.com/news/local/California-drought-Water-shaming-apps-hit-smartphones-269309591.html

Californians Are Now Shaming Their Water-Wasting Neighbors on Social Media (Yazhou Sun via Good Morning America) …Read the Full Story: http://abcnews.go.com/US/californians-now-shaming-water-wasting-neighbors-social-media/story?id=24755606


UCLA flood from water line rupture is red flag for L.A. infrastructure (Emily Alpert Reyes and Matt Stevens, Los Angeles Times)

Broken pipe likely put out about 1,000 gallons of water per minute [more than 20 million gallons total]

Thursday, July 31, 2014

As UCLA tallied the damage from rampant flooding triggered by the rupture of a 90-year-old city water line, Los Angeles city leaders on Wednesday were once again confronted with the consequences of deferred maintenance on the city's aging infrastructure… Read the full story: http://www.latimes.com/local/cityhall/la-me-ucla-flooding-20140731-story.html#page=1

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