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San Diego County Water Authority Approves $1.5B Budget

June 25
By City News Service
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The spending in the budget will increase by 2 percent, mainly because of higher costs to acquire and treat water, according to the agency.

Oceanside Council Rejects Electronic Billboard On Route 78

June 24
Promise Yee
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The City Council voted 3-2 Wednesday against allowing the first digital billboard to be installed along state Route 78 at Rancho Del Oro Drive.

Rainbow Water District Board Opposes Merger With Fallbrook

June 24
By Alison St John
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The Rainbow Water District has voted to oppose a proposed merger with the Fallbrook Water District. The decision shows the challenge of trying to consolidate how water is managed in California.

Vista Company Helps Homeowners Recycle Swimming Pool Water

June 24
By Claire Trageser
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California's drought has increased business for some "drought entrepreneurs," companies that are finding ways to make money by helping people save water. Pool Services Technologies is one of them.

Officials: San Diego County Has Enough Power Supply For Summer Months

June 23
By City News Service
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Utility officials say the region is prepared for the summer but customers may still be called on to conserve.

Looking Ahead To The Utilities Of The Future

June 23
Dan Boyce / Inside Energy
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How Fort Collins, Colorado, plans to reduce its carbon footprint to zero by 2050.

California Drought Changes What Farmers Grow

June 22
Lesley McClurg / Capital Public Radio
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Citrus and avocados have been the two leading crops in North San Diego County. But, several thousand acres of citrus and about 10,000 acres of avocados have been taken out of production because farmers can’t afford to irrigate.

Encinitas Could Be Poster City For Saving Water

June 22
By Claire Trageser
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While most cities in the region are struggling to cut anywhere near the amount of water mandated by the state, Encinitas is almost where it needs to be.

Water Authority Giving Away Free Buckets To Encourage Water Conservation

June 19
By City News Service
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Pails will be given away Friday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Del Mar Fair and starting Monday at the San Diego County Water Authority headquarters.

San Diego County's Backcountry Residents Drill Deeper For Water

June 18
By Erik Anderson
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San Diego's East County doesn't rely on imported water, but the region is still struggling as residents put pressure on the groundwater supply.