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Housing / Land Use

Understanding the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act

Explanation of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act and the process for creating a Groundwater Sustainability Plan.

Map of Pacheco Resevoir expansion

Agriculture

Pacheco Reservoir Expansion Project Awarded $485 Million State Grant

Grant allows San Benito County Water District and its partners to move forward with planning for critical water supply expansion.

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Agriculture

COLUMN: Water Irrigation System Inspections

As the temperatures start heating up in summer, your water use will go up as well.

Smaller turf areas with drought tolerant planst and rotating, low-volume sprinkler.

Housing / Land Use

May is Water Awareness Month

May is Water Awareness Month since it starts our local irrigation season. Fifty percent of residential water use is dedicated to landscapes.

West Hills Water Treatment Plant

Agriculture

Frequently Asked Questions about the new West Hills Water Treatment Plant

Frequently asked questions on the new West Hills Water Treatment Plant and the Hollister Urban Area Water Project

San Luis Reservoir in 2015

Housing / Land Use

California Drought Response and Continued Need to Conserve Water

Many Water Projects are slated for California, but Water Conservation Needs to be a Way of Life

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Agriculture

A fix for California’s water situation?

Department of Water Resources certifies environmental documents, approves California WaterFix

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Agriculture

The status of the drought and atmoshperic rivers

How atmospheric rivers ended the drought in California and how we need to manage our water supply

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Agriculture

Improved water quality coming soon to West/Central Hollister

New treatment plant improves drinking water, helps preserve groundwater basin, protects against drought, and aids in meeting state water discharge requirements 

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Water conservation is a way of life

Even with the abundabce of rain we recieved this year, we still need to use our water efficiently

Map of water systems in California

Agriculture

The importance of imported water

How imported water keeps our local water supply healthy

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Agriculture

Recycled water adds to local supply

Better quality water produces high quality wastewater for recycled water effort; adds to local water supply

Early pamphlet about San Benito County water.

Agriculture

The future of water in San Benito County

Water supply is a key factor in the the county's future. Community involvement will help ensure that San Benito County residents will continue to have a safe and sufficient water supply

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Business / Economy

OPINION: San Benito County moves toward Community Choice Energy

The Green Business Committee of the Chamber of Commerce encourages the effort

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Business / Economy

Water’s important role in the county’s history

Since early settlement and food production in San Benito County, efforts have been made to achieve a balanced and sustainable groundwater basin