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Rate increases for San Diego County Water Authority member agencies of 6.6 percent and 5.4 percent for untreated and treated water, respectively, are being proposed for next year by the agency, which plans on presenting its next two-year budget proposal to its governing board on May 28.

The cities of Poway and San Diego took top honors in the National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation, a conservation effort held by the Wyland Foundation.

The State Water Resources Control Board approved on Tuesday guidelines for $19 million to be distributed among public agencies, community water systems, not-for-profit organizations and tribal governments for emergency drinking water needs.

The San Diego County Business Outlook Index took a slight dip in April from March, as companies expressed concern about impending mandatory drought regulations hampering growth and hiring.

A string of votes Thursday at the San Diego County Water Authority implemented new rules to deal with water cutbacks from a major Water Authority supplier and to spur local compliance with the latest statewide emergency drought regulations, but the agency's acceptance of the need for the rules wasn't without some discontent.

The San Diego County Water Authority adopted a series of measures Thursday to guide local water suppliers facing reduced supplies from the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and targets mandated by the emergency drought regulation.

On the Depot Springs Beer Co.'s website, there's an electronic clock ticking down the days, hours, minutes and seconds until the scheduled opening of its brewery in La Mesa.

In just a matter of weeks, the county will celebrate the 16th rural fire station building project since the County Fire Authority was formed in 2008: Boulevard.

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved $13.2 million to help the county comply with the emergency water conservation regulation the state adopted last week.

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors is expected to receive a report on water use Tuesday, and the group may decide whether to approve county staff's proposed Drought Response Action Plan, which would cost $13.2 million.

With newly ratified mandatory water cutbacks, developers and owners of residential and commercial property must consider a future with minimal or no lawns.

Water use across the state is down, but not nearly as much as is needed to meet Gov. Jerry Brown's call from a year ago for residents to voluntarily conserve 20 percent from 2013 levels.

As the process moves along in the state's drafting of emergency regulation to carry out Gov. Jerry Brown's executive order on water conservation, a new public comment period has opened to gather feedback on the proposed regulation, which was released Tuesday evening.

Kilroy Centre Del Mar, owned and managed by Kilroy Realty Corporation, and San Diego Tech Center, owned by Locale Advisors and Lionstone Investments and managed by Edgecore Real Estate Group, have been named the Pacific Southwest regional winners of “The Outstanding Building of the Year” in the suburban low-rise and the suburban mid-rise categories respectively, by the Building Owners & Managers Association.

Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday proposed letting local water agencies impose fines of up to $10,000 per day for those customers who waste water -- a huge jump from the current limit of $500.

On March 13, the city of San Diego and the San Diego Unified Port District sued agrochemical giant Monsanto and two related companies for their role in polluting the bay with polychlorinated biphenyls, commonly called PCBs.

California's drought and the risk of another budget sequester were two of the top topics at the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce's annual Congressional Luncheon on Monday, which also broached such topics as immigration, education and the upcoming vote on renewing the Patriot Act.

The State Water Resources Control Board released on Saturday its draft emergency regulation for executing Gov. Jerry Brown’s April 1 order calling for mandatory statewide water conservation of 25 percent.

The next month will result in considerable discussion at the San Diego County Water Authority, as it responds to the Metropolitan Water District vote Tuesday to cut water deliveries by 15 percent, and the State Water Resources Control Board's plans to enforce a mandate to cut water use by 25 percent.

Cities and water districts serving 19 million people in Southern California, including the San Diego County Water Authority, face smaller water deliveries this summer under a plan approved by the region's water wholesaler in response to ongoing dry conditions.

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