And could we pay for it with high speed rail funds?
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Answer: They are generally required to follow the same rules.
Shouldnt the heaviest users be tapped for greatest conservation?
This drought is an emergency, but its no reason to stay away.
Yes, but the answer depends on where the violation occurs
It means different things in different communities.
Is it fed from a deep and massive source?
Go low-tech — and grab a bucket.
Q: Are there still single family homes in California that do not have water meters? If so, about how many? Will the unmetered homes be getting water meters in the future? Pat Roberts, Palo Alto
Several resources are available – including a few that offer financial incentives.
When trying to conserve water, should cans and jars be put into recycle bins dirty?
Yes, and agencies around the state are responding
Favorite shrub is tougher than it looks.
The engineering is feasible, but the political and legal hurdles challenging
The eastern seaboard can’t get enough snow; can we use it here in parched California?
Let sunshine do the heavy work, then give the redwoods a drink.
Why not bring Folsom Lake up to three-fourths capacity and just let out what comes in, so we always have a lake that’s three-fourths full?
This Sacramento restriction grew out of enforcement concerns, but it’s changing March 9.
Q: I think we should split the state at the Grapevine and make Jerry Brown the governor of S. Ca. And then we can charge them for every ounce of water we have to pump to them. I bet they start using their own water then! – Debe Burgardt, Elk Grove
Why is Folsom Lake’s water level attributed to drought when it has been emptied to facilitate the major flood control improvement work?
It depends on the length of the shower, but that’s usually the more efficient option.
Why aren't we building more dams to store more water, instead of wasting money on a bullet train?
Rarely refilled, a swimming pool may use less water than a lawn the same size.
Sacramento is bound by regulations on how much water it can withdraw from the river at any given time.
NHL game used about 15,000 gallons of water, or less than a gallon per square foot of ice.
California water officials have declared zero deliveries from the State Water Project; does that mean the pumps that transport water across California will be turned off?
How does a low-flow showerhead, toilet, etc., actually save water? It goes back into the river eventually, right?
“If you build it, they will come” truly applies to California. The problem is we don’t have the water for our millions of new arrivals.
With Folsom Lake so low, is this an opportunity to remove dirt on a large scale to increase storage capacity?
What is the average water use of a Sacramento area golf course?
With the drought conditions, requirements to reduce water use and especially how low Folsom Lake is, will someone research and explain why they are releasing water at Nimbus Dam?