|These "lily pads" clean water (cost needs to fall)|
- News from Chile: Water market participants are more efficient with water than non-market participants and new challenges facing water suppliers who now provide drinking water and wastewater services to 99 percent of the population
- California bureaucrats are "trying really hard" (but not doing so well) when it comes to following their own conservation mandates
- These Silicon Valley guys are drinking recycled water (toilet-treatment-tap)
- Biased source, but Westlands has indeed swung a nice deal (free water, lots of money) out of the Feds. Rights or corruption?
- Monterey residents are protesting "unfair" water rates. CalAm's rates guy emailed me an explanation:
Residents are billed on an allotment based structure where the more used the higher the terminal rates. Non-residential are billed on compliance or non-compliance with best management practices and the amount of outdoor watering. Residents are protesting that non-residential are billed on flat rates per division (based on compliance and outdoor watering), so they have a "sweet" deal. We have strongly defended the current structure since the two lowest residential tiers are less than the lowest non-residential rate and over 80% of residential consumption being in the lowest two tiers.So, let's not defend the "water hogs," eh?