March 2016

El Nino season has officially arrived in Southern California. This year’s El Nino is expected to be one of the strongest in the state’s recent history, rivaling the massive storms, flooding, and damage caused during the 1997/1998 El Nino. Though we in Southern California are happy...

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is in charge of making sure the water that comes out of our faucets and pipes is safe for showering, cooking, and drinking. The agency has put in place strict primary standards that all water must meet. These standards...

If you live in the Golden State, then it’s likely you’ve already moderated your water habits and gotten rid of obvious water waste. You cut down those 30-minute showers to 10-minute sprints. Your poor car hasn’t been washed in the driveway all year. You might...

The San Diego Tribune reported today that in the month of June Californians have met or exceeded the water usage mandates ordered by Gov. Jerry Brown last week. In San Diego county water dropped about 26%.  They reported that in May San Diego County water usage...

It is important to have a water filtration system in your home because you need to be careful of minerals and chemicals that could be found in the different water sources (according to www.sdcwa.org ): Colorado River More than 50 percent of the region’s water comes from the...

Last week underground oil pipeline located next to a culvert in Santa Barbara ruptured and over 100,000 gallons of oil flowed into the ocean.  The Los Angeles newspaper Huffington Post reported on May 27 that there are oil slicks stretching for 9 miles along the...

As you are probably aware, California is experiencing its worst drought in recorded history.  If you want to help in the effort to conserve our most precious natural resource,  please consider taking some of the following actions and please share these and other water-saving ideas...