water conservation


The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded the Santa Barbara City College Foundation a sizable grant for a project that will connect students and residents to a network of edible gardens, and foster a connection to local ecosystems.

San Luis Obispo

The southern half of California—including a large chunk of the Central Coast—continues to struggle with extreme drought conditions. Technically, much of the area is listed as D4 by the U.S. Drought Monitor, the most serious of levels.

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Central Coast residents and businesses cut their water usage by 30.6 percent in July, saving slightly more than June's 30.3 percent. 


The California State Water Board is out with new, revised conservation numbers for water districts throughout the state.

These water restriction rates are part of a final proposal to be voted on next week.

The blanket 25 percent statewide reduction goal issued originally by Governor Jerry Brown was updated on April 18 to include restriction tiers, based on a water district's previous conservation efforts.

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The public restrooms at Hearst Castle State Park are shutting down for the summer in an effort to save water.

The drought has hit the north coast of San Luis Obispo County exceptionally hard as communities in the area are reliant on a single water source, groundwater.

State Parks spokeswoman Brooke Gutierrez says it's gotten very serious.