Tag: drought

Hot off the Press: The Fall 2017 Consumer Connection Magazine

Tiny houses, flu shots, backpacks, and water conservation—what do they all have in common? They’re all the subjects of articles in the fall 2017 issue of the Consumer Connection magazine! The fall issue offers information on: A new office created specifically to help students in need after private school closures Your right to your prescription…

Warriors ‘Splash Brothers’ Show Support for State’s Save Our Water Program

Making it rain on the court is one thing, but making it rain enough in California is another, says NBA MVP Stephen Curry and All-Star guard Klay Thompson of the NBA champion Warriors in a recent Save Our Water public service announcement (PSA). The “Splash Brothers” urge Californians to conserve water, despite recent rain, during…

Save Our Water, Save Our Trees!

The Department of Water Resources’ Save Our Water program is warning California residents not to neglect trees during this period of historic drought. While cutting back on water use is critical, trees in irrigated landscapes become dependent on regular watering. When watering is reduced, and especially when it’s stopped completely, trees can die. Tree loss…

Going for Gold: Statewide Golden Lawn Contest

Letting your lawn go gold not only helps conserve water during our historic drought—you may have a chance to win a substantial credit toward your water bill if you enter the Golden Lawn Contest sponsored by Golden State Water Company and California’s Statewide conservation education program, Save Our Water. “The majority of California’s residential water use…

Cemeteries Adhere to Drought Water Restrictions

Governor Brown’s Executive Order in April calling for a mandatory a 25 percent cut in potable water use through February 2016 means belt-tightening not only for residents and municipalities, but for commercial and industrial properties as well. That directive includes California’s cemeteries. The Department of Consumer Affairs’ Cemetery and Funeral Bureau (Bureau) wants to alert consumers that…

Cemetery and Funeral Bureau Holds Roundtable Discussion on Impact of Drought on Cemeteries

The Department of Consumer Affairs’ Cemetery and Funeral Bureau on Wednesday hosted a roundtable discussion to discuss the impact of the California drought on cemeteries and to brainstorm ideas for coping with water use reductions. “Everyone needs to do their part to save water during the drought,” said Lisa Moore, Chief of the Cemetery and…