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State relaxes water cutback orders on local districts
BY THEO DOUGLAS tdouglas@bakersfield.com WEDNESDAY, FEB 17, 2016 5:35 PM Bakersfield-area water districts that have been complaining they just can’t[...]
What to expect when you’re expecting … a new water meter
BY THEO DOUGLAS tdouglas@bakersfield.com SATURDAY, NOV 21, 2015 10:00 PM It’s perhaps a little hard to believe in 2015, during[...]
Top Stories of 2015: Drought forces cutbacks
By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN THURSDAY, DEC 24, 2015 7:00 PM California’s record-setting drought didn’t begin in 2015, but this was[...]
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Good job! Locals improve water conservation efforts
By Christine Bedell Californians reduced their water use by 29 percent in May compared to the same month two years[...]
Californians cut water use 31 percent; local picture mixed
Californians again earned good grades for water savings last month, cutting overall urban use by 31 percent compared with July[...]
Oildale’s Water Patrol
BAKERSFIELD, CA - It's Tuesday evening, and only people with odd-numbered addresses should be watering. It's Mason Burleson's job to[...]
In Oildale the war isn’t over oil — it’s about water
BY LOIS HENRY Californian columnist lhenry@bakersfield.com Sure, Oildale has a reputation as a rough and tumble place. Brawling is kind[...]
Oildale Mutual Board Re-elected with Overwhelming Support
The Annual Meeting of the Stockholders of Oildale Mutual Water Company (OMWC) was held on October 1st and highlighted strong[...]
Problems, ethical and otherwise, flowing freely
By The Bakersfield Californian What on earth is a Bakersfield city councilman doing in the middle of a water fight[...]
Water rescue for northwest Bakersfield neighborhood
By Carol Ferguson, Eyewitness News BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Neighbors in a northwest Bakersfield area ended up with no water[...]
The Kern Grand Jury swings–and misses badly
By LOIS HENRY, Californian columnist lhenry@bakersfield.com I was absolutely floored by two recent Kern County grand jury reports. Not because[...]
OMWC Water Patrol
Water patrol raising awareness about wasting water in Kern County Oildale Mutual Water Company has had a water patrol program[...]
Water, theft and death threats
Just when I thought the whole Oildale water fight was quietly gliding into history, BAM! No way. The war between[...]