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  • Costa Mesa's drought crackdown: Water early or late, Tuesdays and Saturdays; fix leaks. Or get fined

    Mesa Water District adopted a plan Thursday that mandates water use restrictions and could result in fines for property owners.
  • Commentary: Residential conservation alone will not solve drought

    The state of California is entering its fourth year of severe drought. On March 17 the State Water Resources Control Board adopted and expanded emergency regulations to safeguard the state's remaining water supplies. Since the water conservation...

    Water agencies not yet sure about cutbacks

    Water agencies not yet sure about cutbacks
    Local water agencies have reported a moderate reduction in water use in recent months and are awaiting directives from state officials on how much more cutting back they'll need to do before fines are levied. Gov. Jerry Brown ordered mandatory water...

    The Harbor Report: As tide rolls out on 2014, a look back

    It's that time of year again, and like the tide that rolls in and out methodically, I was able to complete my weekly columns one after another. Over the last five years, we are now at 195. That's a lot of water coming in and out of our harbor, and I again...

    Wasting water can cost you $500

    Wasting water can cost you $500
    While state water regulators approved fines of up to $500 per day to encourage California residents to turn off the tap, several local Orange County water agencies don't have plans to dole out the punishment just yet. However, that doesn't mean that...