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How You Can Use a 10,000 Gallon Water Tank at Your Home or Business

There aren’t a lot of U.S. homes with a 10,000 gallon water tank on the lawn. But some homeowners, such as those in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, wouldn’t be able to live in their chosen location if they didn’t have a massive tank to collect and store their family’s entire supply of water.“The average [...]

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In Some Locales, Conservation via Rainwater Collection is Illegal

California is in its fourth year of a devastating drought, and Gov. Jerry Brown has imposed mandatory water conservation rules aimed at reducing urban water use in the state by 25 percent. Fortunately for California residents, lawmakers tossed out regulations that made rainwater collection illegal in 2012. In fact, some cities, such as Los Angeles, [...]

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Is a 100 Gallon Water Tank Sufficient for Rain Harvesting?

When people imagine rainwater harvesting, they often think of a 50 gallon plastic barrel or 100 gallon water tank that collects the rain flowing off a residential roof. These collection devices are handy for gardeners who want to use pure rainwater on their lawns and plants, but most people find that they quickly outgrow these [...]

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New Restrictions on California Water Users Announced

In California, the nation's strictest regulations regarding shower heads will go into effect in 2018 in an effort to control the amount of water that state residents consume. Next step: ripping out grass lawns and replace old toilets.Read more.

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​ARCSA Accredited Professional Workshop in Monterey, California

ARCSA and Monterey Peninsula Water Management District are pleased to offer a comprehensive Rainwater Catchment Accredited Professional training course, August 26 and 27, 2015 at the California American Water Training Center in Monterey, California.This two day workshop is an in-depth rainwater harvesting course required for those seeking ARCSA Accredited Professional (AP) status. This course provides attendees with knowledge for rainwater [...]

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Does Australia Have the Answers to California's Water Crisis?

Perth, the bone-dry capital of Western Australia, has dealt with many of the same serious water issues now facing California by enacting reforms to its water-management system. California politicians are fascinated with Australia's introduction of graywater systems that reuse water from showers and washing machines to irrigate gardens, a ban on lawn sprinklers, a program to [...]

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Californians Who Waste Water May be Fined $500 a Day

In California, the State Water Resources Control Board has declared certain types of water waste a criminal infraction similar to a speeding violation. Water use deemed excessive – such as allowing landscape watering to spill into streets and hosing off sidewalks and driveways – can be subject to fines of $500 per day. The Board [...]

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Owners of Nudist Resort Charged in California Water Theft Case

The proprietors of a Northern California nudist resort have been accused of illegally diverting water from a nearby creek to their own property. Glyn and Lori Kay Stout, owners of Lupin Lodge in Los Gatos, pleaded not guilty of taking the water for their 80-year-old “clothing optional getaway,” which features a pool, tennis courts, volleyball and [...]

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Tom Selleck, Water District to Settle Water Theft Issue

TV and movie star Tom Selleck has tentatively settled a Southern California court complaint that accused him of illegally tapping a public water hydrant to supply his avocado ranch in the midst of a four-year drought, a Calleguas Municipal Water District official said last week. Attorneys for Selleck and the Ventura County water district, north of Los Angeles, [...]

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