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Supervisor touts program to replace lawns

As the drought persists, County Supervisor Dave Roberts began on Monday having his home's natural grass yards replaced by artificial turf, utilizing a financing program he's championed since becoming a supervisor and water-efficiency incentives from water distributors.

BIOTECH

Water-intensive life science companies not too worried about drought

Life science companies don’t seem to be too worried that water restrictions would be imposed upon them, given the large economic impact of this industry on the San Diego economy.

GENERAL

Agriculture income higher; water shortage continues

Commercial agriculture was up 6 percent year-over-year by dollar volume, but 2014's heat could be devastating for water costs and the impact on certain crops, says a newly released County of San Diego Department of Agriculture report for 2013.

Water use down in city, county

Water lobbyists meet in Washington

GOVERNMENT

Chamber delegation heads to Washington

Growers, ranchers learning to cope with drought

Mandatory conservation not affecting SD water rules

Other Water Headlines:

Things about California groundwater law

Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Tuesday that will require the first-ever rules for pumping groundwater in California. Why lawmakers and the governor acted, and what the new laws mean:

Calif. gets first groundwater rules

California will no longer be the only western state with a pump-as-you-please approach to groundwater.

EPA administrator pushes for streams, wetlands rules

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy said Monday she's not backing down on her agency's efforts to implement a new rule that would assert regulatory authority over many of the nation's streams and wetlands despite criticisms that it amounts to a federal water grab.

Water-intensive life science companies not too worried about drought

Life science companies don’t seem to be too worried that water restrictions would be imposed upon them, given the large economic impact of this industry on the San Diego economy.

Supervisor touts program to replace lawns

As the drought persists, County Supervisor Dave Roberts began on Monday having his home's natural grass yards replaced by artificial turf, utilizing a financing program he's championed since becoming a supervisor and water-efficiency incentives from water distributors.

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