Government Relations

Washington/Sacramento Elected Officials Contact Information

The following list of names and addresses is published as a service for those who wish to write to the elected officials who represent them in Washington and Sacramento offices. Current as of 4/14/15

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Golf courses pledge to speed efforts to cut water use

Leaders of an association of Coachella Valley golf courses on Sunday reiterated a pledge to reduce their water footprint and said they intend to meet new state drought measures even though they don’t appear to directly fall under Gov. Jerry Brown’s order for a 25-percent cut in statewide water use.

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Water Conservation Resources

BIG list of  energy efficient/solar power rebates, grants, and programs for Southern California.
http://www.cleanenergyauthority.com/solar-rebates-and-incentives/california/

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Water level is low; information level is too

We know a fair amount about the drought that has now afflicted California for about three years: It has been the driest period since record-keeping began in the 19th Century. If their wells are deep enough, farmers can still pretty much pump all the groundwater they like, while homeowners can be fined up to $500 for watering down a walkway. Water use actually rose after Gov. Jerry Brown asked for a voluntary 20 percent cutback.

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It will take time to meet golfing water goals

Nobel Laureate physicist Richard Feynman put it best: “Priority 1 is not to fool yourself, and you’re the easiest person to fool.”

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Drought Contingency Plans

Recent announcements expedite the need for a well written drought emergency plan

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College has system to extract water from manure

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A technology for extracting drinkable water from manure is on its way to commercial application this year, Michigan State University said Thursday.

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Six fast water facts and figures to help you answer questions

The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America categorizes California golf facilities into three agronomic regions:  Pacific, Upper West/Mountain and Southwest (encompassing Southern California).   With Southern California having the largest share of the state’s population and a small percentage of its rainfall, the golf industries responsible use of water is crucial for the economic vitality and future growth of the game.

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