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Californians continued to conserve water in June, reducing water use by 27.3 percent compared to June 2013, according to a Thursday report from the State Water Resources Control Board.

Though San Diego is still in a drought because of rainfall deficits since 2011, this past weekend's storm brought the rainfall count to about average for the water year, which started Oct. 1.

A $5.2 million federal grant has been awarded to the Sweetwater Authority, which provides water service to about 186,000 South Bay-area residents, for an expansion of the Richard A. Reynolds Groundwater Desalination Facility.

A California judge has handed San Diego a big victory in its quest for water independence.

San Diego County's urban residents slashed water use in June by 26 percent compared to June 2013, exceeding the state's overall goal of cutting water use by 25 percent.

A new state-backed alternative for water delivery infrastructure changes to the proposed Bay Delta Conservation Plan — which the San Diego County Water Authority has criticized — has been released for public comment.

A potential vote to merge the water districts serving the Fallbrook and Rainbow communities was delayed Monday, as the commission in charge of forming local governmental districts decided to wait until its chair, county Supervisor Bill Horn, would be in attendance for the vote.

The days of new golf courses in San Diego County are over, according to the managing director of the Golf & Resort Properties division of CBRE Group.

Water use across the state was reduced by nearly 29 percent in May as compared to the same month in 2013, according to reports from the state agency enforcing recently adopted conservation standards.

The city of San Diego announced Tuesday that it has allocated $1.2 million for the re-starting of its turf replacement rebate program at the start of the city's new fiscal year, which begins July 1.

The 10-mile pipeline that will carry water from Poseidon Water's desalination facility in Carlsbad to the Twin Oaks Valley Water Treatment Plant near San Marcos for regional distribution is complete, according to a release from the San Diego County Water Authority.

Some homebuilders are improving the water efficiency of homes during the drought.

The San Diego County Water Authority adopted a new budget on Thursday, setting the agency up to spend $1.5 billion over its next two fiscal years.

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California has received a rating of "AA+/F1+" from Fitch Ratings for its $189 million in special variable rate water revenue bonds.

Business and professional groups have planned a range of activities this week.

Business and professional groups have scheduled a range of activities this week.

As new state regulations on water use take effect this month, communities and businesses realize that wise water use is expected of every Californian.

Water is not the only thing in short supply as California enters its fourth consecutive year of what is becoming its worst-ever drought, putting the world's eighth largest economy and the nation's breadbasket at risk.

Infill development with smaller lot sizes tends to use less water, says a report released Monday by Circulate San Diego.

A group of mayors from around the county gathered Monday to urge local residents to expand their water conservation efforts and take advantage of conservation programs and incentives offered by water suppliers.

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