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I-Team Wasted Water Woes: Fines have CVWD customers seeking to conserve and save money

Some Coachella Valley homeowners and communities are saving water and meeting new state-mandated water conservation targets by taking a number of dramatic actions to avoid costly drought fines. But in an I-Team In-depth report, some higher-than-expected monthly bills from the Coachella Valley Water District, or CVWD, are taking customers by surprise.  Jeff Stahl spoke with

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Desert Water Agency bans daytime sprinkler use in three Coachella Valley cities

Desert Water Agency customers are barred from using sprinkler or spray irrigation during daylight hours and restaurants must only serve water on request under restrictions unanimously approved today by its Board of Directors and taking effect immediately.   The actions were enacted in response to Gov. Gavin Newsom and the State Water Board ordering water agencies

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Cachuma Lake on California's Central Coast releases water downstream to recharge groundwater for agriculture interests and communities in the Santa Ynez Valley.

Officials worry Southern California won’t have enough water to get through summer without unprecedented cuts

By Stephanie Elam, CNN As Southern Californians brace for unprecedented water restrictions, officials worry some communities won’t have enough water to get through the summer — at least not without residents and businesses significantly cutting back on their usage. The state’s top natural resources officer told CNN that California’s water emergency clearly shows the climate

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