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For the first time since early 2011, San Diego is in a Level 2 Drought Alert, as the San Diego City Council voted unanimously Monday night to enact the more restrictive drought status.

The San Diego City Council should enact a Level 2 drought alert to implement more mandatory water conservation measures, the council's Environment Committee voted unanimously Wednesday.

Local general contractor BNBuilders – founded as a biotech builder – specializes in highly technical and complex construction projects. The firm has recently completed laboratories, manufacturing and R&D facilities for Celgene, Gilead, Amgen, Calibr and Illumina. Locally and along the West Coast, BNBuilders has built best in class projects for world-class leaders in the biotech and life science industries.

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer on Tuesday announced that he stands with two City Council members who last week urged for San Diego's drought status to be elevated to a Level 2 Drought Alert.

A San Diego City Council committee could in the next week set the City Council on course to consider the next stage of mandatory water cutbacks as drought conditions persist across the state.

The $1 billion desalination plant under construction in Carlsbad is 65 percent complete and is on pace to open on time or earlier than its planned 2016 start, its developers say.

County Supervisor Dave Roberts' is hoping that the project to replace his home's front and back grass yards with artificial turf may spark a change in the future of water efficiency rebates offered by local water districts.

Mark Weston will serve as chair of the San Diego County Water Authority’s Board of Directors for the next two years, starting Oct. 1.

The amphitheater at The Water Conservation Garden is getting a colorful, drought-resistant facelift thanks to some help from volunteers from Ernst & Young.

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.

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.

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.

Both the city of San Diego and the San Diego County Water Authority reported on Thursday significant declines in local water use as efforts continue to stave off the worst effects of the drought.

Water sector leaders from across the country who are part of the "WaterWorks!" campaign were at Capitol Hill Wednesday to encourage the investment of hundreds of billions of dollars to strengthen the nation’s water infrastructure.

More than 100 local business and political leaders — including San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and half a dozen City Council members — will be in Washington, D.C., through Wednesday in a delegation formed by the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce as part of its recently announced push to have a more active role in politics.

Amid a third year of drought, state lawmakers began pushing legislation Wednesday that would begin to regulate groundwater for the first time in California history.

Poseidon Water, which is developing in Carlsbad what will be the largest seawater desalination plant in the Western Hemisphere, is contracted to have the plant running by late November 2015. If the current pace of progress is maintained, the plant, expected to produce 50 million gallons of drinking water per day, could be operational up to three months ahead of time.

The Otay Water District is in the process of getting final permitting and an environmental impact review approved to construct a new pipeline system to receive water from a future desalination plant in Mexico.

While multiyear droughts aren't easy on ranchers and growers, some have significantly more challenges than others.

New emergency regulations are taking effect this week limiting outdoor water use in urban areas across the state, but nothing will actually change legally in the city of San Diego.

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