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NEWS

Water Authority, artificial-turf companies offer discounts

A new public-private partnership has been formed to give greater incentives for residents, businesses and public agencies in the county to save water by ditching natural grass in favor of artificial turf.

Californians, San Diegans using less water

December's rains enabled Californians to finally meet Gov. Jerry Brown's call for a 20-percent reduction in monthly water consumption, but more restrictions loom as the state adapts to long-term drought conditions.

GOVERNMENT

City wins public outreach award for water recycling demonstration

The city of San Diego's Water Purification Demonstration Project earned praise last week during the 2015 Winter Conference held last week in Palm Springs by the California Association of Sanitation Agencies.

GENERAL

Taxpayers group attacks greening of SR 163

Water Authority's turf replacement program winding down

December's rains weaken drought's hold

Australian water leader offers strategies to address drought

GOVERNMENT

Governor appoints three to regional water quality control board

Australian leaders to speak about drought at water conference

Council approves water recycling agreement

Other Water Headlines:

Local agencies to modernize second-busiest intercity passenger rail corridor in US

The San Diego Association of Governments and the North County Transit District are moving forward on a $31 million project to replace four bridges that cross Los Peñasquitos Lagoon.

Waterfront plans spinning out controversy

When Dan Malcolm, chairman of the Port of San Diego’s board of commissioners, opened a hearing on whether to build a gigantic Ferris wheel along the waterfront, he told his fellow commissioners that they were about to have “a little bit of fun.”

Chula Vista moving forward with bayfront plan

The Port of San Diego sent out a request last summer for qualifications on its plan with the city of Chula Vista to build a hotel and convention center along Chula Vista's bay front, a major component of the city's Bayfront Master Plan. A "whopping" response was received, "but it turned out to be a good one," Chula Vista City Manager Gary Halbert said recently.

County reaches milestone in number of craft breweries

San Diego County's reputation as one of the nation's top beer-making centers should be burnished in the next couple of months, as the region opens its 100th brewpub, with dozens more potentially in the pipeline.

Join the regional campaign to save water

San Diego County businesses have special opportunities to help the region conserve water through the adoption of water-efficient practices indoors and outdoors during what is shaping up to be a fourth consecutive dry year. Those upgrades can boost the bottom line and demonstrate the business’ dedication to the efficient use of natural resources.

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