Californians have a lot of work to do to on that front. The state’s 39 million residents should take a bow for reducing the amount of water they used in January 2017 by 20.7 percent when compared to January 2013, the baseline year the state uses. But the state Water Resources Control Board data released in March shows that urban users have essentially returned to their water-wasting ways. More than 50 percent of the water urban users consume is for watering lawns. … [Read more...] about Editorial: Pineapple Express won’t slow need for Californians to conserve water
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Cadmium occurs naturally in mineral deposits, and also is detected widely in the environment at low levels. Ninety percent of the cadmium found in surface waters is attributed to anthropogenic sources, including mining and manufacturing (e.g., batteries, pigments, plastic stabilizers, metal coatings, and nanoparticles for solar cells and color displays). The updates reflected in EPA's 2016 criteria are based on new toxicity studies and the inclusion of additional species. The key changes in this revision from EPA's 2001 aquatic life criteria for cadmium are the following: … [Read more...] about EPA Issues Updated Recommended Water Quality Criteria for Cadmium
He told this to the Union-Tribune’s Joshua Emerson Smith just after the first manual snowpack reading of the winter at Phillips Station near Lake Tahoe found conditions at 3 percent of the historical average for that time of year. The February reading bumped it up to 14 percent. … [Read more...] about Rain? We don’t need no stinking rain!
The loss of the drinking-water funds leaves a continuing shortage for poor communities with unsafe water supplies, especially since the state legislature this summer failed to approve a tax that would have helped clean up contamination, said Meral, Proposition 3’s author. … [Read more...] about Did gas, homeless people and sick kids kill California’s water bond?
Elbert had two more calls with two more city employees in July, according to the lawsuit. In one, the employee again gave him the original explanation that his meter didn’t read usage between March and December 2017 but was corrected in December 2017. … [Read more...] about This resident is suing KC over his shocking $700 water bill. ‘I don’t have a yacht.’