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District declares water conservation ‘a way of life’

Local water district officials on June 13 adopted new permanent water use restrictions, as well as a process to enforce them even during non-drought...
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Dry year in California leads to meager water allocation

As California faces a likely fourth consecutive year of drought, state water managers Dec. 1 announced a meager 5 percent water allocation for 2023.  While...

Expansion to increase South County recycled water capacity

An expansion project underway at the South County Regional Wastewater plant will increase the treatment facility’s capacity by nearly 30%, bring advanced technology to...
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Local officials talk drought, other issues

Elected officials convened in Gilroy April 22 to give an update on legislative actions that have affected South County over the past year. But one...
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Dry start to 2022 may continue through February

The promising end to 2021 that brought weeks of much-needed rain to the drought-stricken county has evaporated during the first two months of 2022. According...
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Uvas Reservoir about to overflow as wet season begins

The Uvas Reservoir in Morgan Hill is the fullest it has been in three years, pointing to a positive trend in the county’s water...
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Gilroy’s rainfall doubles in 2021, but only hits average total

Fueled by two wetter-than-normal months, Gilroy’s rainfall total in the 2021 calendar year was more than double that in 2020. But even with an atmospheric...
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Gilroy declares water shortage; limitations immediately in effect

Gilroy residents are being asked to limit their water usage by cutting down on landscape irrigation and immediately repairing leaks, or face fines for...
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County declares local drought emergency

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors became the most recent South Bay agency to take action on shrinking water supplies, as the body...

Emergency water restrictions approved in Santa Clara County

Mandatory water restrictions are on their way to Santa Clara County faucets and hoses, as the area faces “extreme drought” and dismal water supplies. The...