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Water Supply

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  • Commentary: O.C. is positioned to withstand drought

    Gov. Jerry Brown recently declared a drought state of emergency. His proclamation gives state water officials more flexibility to manage the supply throughout California under drought conditions. This announcement should not come as a surprise to...
  • Community Commentary: Charity works for well-being of many

    Many of us see summer as a time for fun: vacations, the beach, barbecues and the occasional wedding. And, while many of us have access to swimming pools, people in the water-deprived villages of Asia, Africa and South America are literally dying for clean...
  • Community Commentary: There's too much unknown about 'fracking' effects

    An essential element of a viable democracy is that its citizens be accurately informed, and that, once informed, they actively participate in the process of decision making. I fully believe that when the people of this nation have the information they...
  • Community Commentary: Support the Bay-Delta Conservation Plan

    The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta provides a third of Southern California's water supply to more than 25 million people, and it is in crisis. The largest estuary on the Pacific coast and the heart of California's water system, the delta has suffered a...
  • A $6-million source of controversy

    A $6-million source of controversy
    NEWPORT BEACH — At the base of Spyglass Hill, past the mortuary, sits a 20-acre reservoir filled with enough water to supply the city of Newport Beach for seven days. Atop the basin, which was dug in 1958, rests a large, rubbery black cover. It...
  • 19th Street Bridge talks revived

    Elected officials have restarted talks about the 19th Street Bridge, a perennially controversial proposal that would connect Costa Mesa and Huntington Beach. County Supervisor John Moorlach quietly revived discussions among council members — one...
  • UCI researcher urges better use of repurposed water

    A recent article by a UC Irvine researcher argues that more of the water that normally runs off into storm drains should be repurposed and used to water plants and flush toilets. Lead author Stanley Grant said so-called graywater and wastewater from...
  • One more step in the case for stairs

    One more step in the case for stairs
    A tiny corner of Costa Mesa has been ground zero in a long struggle over a mound of dirt. At the end of Canary Drive, an incline connects the paved suburbia to the occasionally wind-swept grassy bluff at the northeastern edge of Fairview Park. But for...
  • District: New facility achieves 1960s dream

    District: New facility achieves 1960s dream
    They're calling it the "Murph." The Mesa Water Reliability Facility — or MWRF — had its official unveiling during a private event Wednesday afternoon. Costa Mesa politicians and Mesa Water District employees were among the nearly 150 who...
  • CdM pipeline project could snarl traffic

    Corona del Mar drivers beware: A major water pipeline improvement project along area roads could create some traffic snarls starting this spring and into summer. "It's big, it's going to be a pain — no question about it," Newport Beach City...
  • Learning about water's power

    What do California, the Incas of Peru, the Chinese emperors and the Egyptian pharaohs have in common? The answer? "Hydraulic societies," where social, political and economic order is based on large-scale distribution of water in arid environments. This,...
  • Where to invest green money

    More and more Orange County entrepreneurs are starting clean-tech ventures, and F. Henry Habicht II, or Hank, is the man they all want to meet. Habicht, 57, is a managing partner at Costa Mesa-based Sail, the leading clean-tech investment firm in the...