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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

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End of the water year marks fifth year of drought

El Niño made an appearance, but was not as robust as anticipated



On the Road with California Humanities discusses the future of water in California

Panelists discuss what we know, what we don't know, and what we must learn to manage a future in which water is going to become more precious

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Government / Politics

Water Conservation is a Way of Life

We all need to conserve water whenever possible

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Government / Politics

Water restrictions ease, but drought lingers

Although projected local water supplies are healthy enough to meet water demand over the next three years, the local agencies feel compelled to maintain water conservation targets

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Water conservation regulations shift to reflect local conditions

Local water officials meet and decide to suggest a 15 percent reduction in residential water usage compared to 2013

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Local Water Agencies Address New Drinking Water Standards

Officials are working to meet compliance requirements to reduce levels of Chromium in local drinking water supplies



Where’s All the Rain?

The drought is NOT over


Business / Economy

Panoche Solar Farm featured on Going Green TV

Potential Solar Farm in Panoche Valley is discussed on the show

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New Legislation Adds to the Need to Manage Local Water Resources

Local officials have recognized the need to manage groundwater basin since the '50s

Completion of Lessalt Water Treatment Plant Upgrades Marks First HUAWP Milestone


Completion of Lessalt water treatment plant marks milestone

Plant marks the first major step in bringing improved water quality to the Hollister Urban Area

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Water softeners are a hard problem

Salts and chlorides are not good for the groundwater basin

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COMMENTARY: Water softener ordinance part of a long-range plan to protect groundwater

Strategy is to reduce the amount of salts in wastewater



Drought alert: use water wisely

Plenty of simple solutions can help save water