Tag Archives: water conservation

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Residents Support Water Cutbacks, Worry About Rate Increases

A recent Field poll indicates that 65 percent of Californians support Governor Jerry Brown’s mandatory 25 percent reduction of water use in urban areas. At the same time, seven out of 10 homeowners say that [...]

Berkeley Launches Program to Help Homeowners Conserve Energy And Water

Berkeley this week officially launched the HERO Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Program, which enables homeowners and commercial property owners to make energy- and water-efficiency improvements and pay them off through their property tax bill.
Children in Detroit attend a rally against water shut-offs in the city on June 20. Photograph by Justin Wedes.

Turning Off Poor Detroiters’ Water Violates Human Rights, Says United Nations

By Kate Abbey-Lambertz, Huffington Post Detroit’s been shutting off water to customers who reportedly can’t afford to pay their bills, and United Nations experts said Wednesday it’s a violation of human rights.The UN responded after [...]
Bioswales outside the Business building capture rainwater and use it for nearby plants. The bioswales are part of a number of sustainability initiatives.

SFSU Seeks to Reduce Water Consumption

By Jonathan Morales Despite this past weekend’s rain showers, drought conditions persist in California, and SF State is asking students, faculty and staff to cut back on their water usage.Prolonged below-average rainfall — 2013 was [...]