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Dear Drought Fighter: Online Water-Wise Landscape Ideas

Q: I’m looking to upgrade my landscape with plants that are both attractive and water-efficient. How can I learn about what to plant?

A: The drought doesn’t prevent you from enjoying a range of attractive, climate-appropriate plants that make our region beautiful. The San Diego County Water Authority offers tools to help homeowners choose the right plant for each part of their landscapes.

Watch Raw Sewage Turn Into Drinkable Water In Just Minutes

The technology one Southern California community is using to turn toilet waste into pure, drinkable water.

Normally we don’t think much about where our water comes from, but when I read this BloombergBusiness article about how one California community is turning raw sewage into water you can drink – I just had to see how they’re doing it.

There’s No Such Thing as Normal in California Water

Ninety percent of California’s annual precipitation usually falls between Oct. 1 and April 30, half of it from December through February. That means the next few weeks may be make-or-break for the state’s hopes of emerging from its four-year drought.
Where do things stand now?

The rain totals are looking neither terrible nor great — mostly above-normal readings for the “water year” (measured starting Oct. 1) in the northern two- thirds of the state, mostly below-normal in Southern California.

California: Revised Drought Relief Bill “Very Necessary” Says CCM

A new revised drought relief bill introduced by Senator Dianne Feinstein puts California one step closer to comprehensive water policy reform, according to California Citrus Mutual (CCM) President Joel Nelsen.

In a release, Nelsen said the California Long-Term Provisions for Water Supply and Short-Term Provisions for Emergency Drought Relief Act identified several paths by which the state could improve its water infrastructure and create a more reliable water system for all users.