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The San Diego City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved implementing a $3.5 billion Pure Water San Diego program to recycle wastewater into purified, potable water.

The San Diego City Council on Tuesday will consider entering into an agreement with many environmental groups intended to take San Diego to its next level of water reuse.

Monthly water use figures for the county revealed Friday that potable water use in San Diego County rose 6 percent in October as compared to October 2013.

The Building Industry Association of San Diego recognized Cornerstone Communities, one of San Diego’s most prolific builders, as the 2014 Builder of the Year. This distinctive award publicly recognizes Cornerstone Communities’ enduring commitment to excellence as a top San Diego homebuilder for more than 20 years.

More than $15 million in fast-tracked water project funding is on its way to the San Diego region, with an announced allocation from the state Department of Water Resources, the San Diego County Water Authority announced Monday.

Gov. Jerry Brown visited San Diego on Wednesday to urge voters to back a water bond ballot measure, as well as a proposition designed to boost the state’s rainy day fund.

Deborah Zmarzly has been named interim director of Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego as a nationwide search continues for a new permanent executive director.

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.

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