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2010-07-13 12:54:00

ROSEMEAD, Calif., July 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- As warmer weather and longer and drier days set in, California American Water is encouraging its Los Angeles County service district customers to be particularly mindful of their water consumption - especially outdoors. "Water consumption generally reaches its peak in July or August. This is the time of year that we see a dramatic increase in water use, which is clearly the result of warmer summer weather. Most of the increased use is...

2010-05-03 14:26:00

ROSEMEAD, Calif., May 3 /PRNewswire/ -- California American Water is encouraging its Los Angeles County customers to recognize National Drinking Water Week, May 2-8. The American Water Works Association established National Drinking Water Week more than 30 years ago to raise public awareness of the need for safe and reliable drinking water supplies for public health, fire protection, economic development, and the overall quality of life we enjoy as communities and individuals. This year,...

2010-04-20 15:06:00

ROSEMEAD, Calif., April 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In celebration of Earth Day, California American Water is continuing its call for water conservation by urging all of its Los Angeles County customers to continue to limit their outdoor irrigation as the state faces the critically dry summer months. With the hot summer season upon us, California American Water is asking local residents to be mindful of their water use and to implement wise water use practices that will help protect the...

2010-03-03 16:02:00

ROSEMEAD, Calif., March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- California American Water announced today it is accepting applications for its 2010 Environmental Grant Program. The company will award several grants for a combined total of $10,000 to innovative community-based environmental projects that improve, restore or protect watersheds and drinking water supplies within the state. A wide variety of conservation projects are eligible for funding, such as watershed cleanups, reforestation efforts,...

2010-03-03 15:26:00

ROSEMEAD, Calif., March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- California American Water announced today it is accepting applications for its 2010 Environmental Grant Program. The company will award several grants for a combined total of $10,000 to innovative community-based environmental projects that improve, restore or protect watersheds and drinking water supplies within the state. A wide variety of conservation projects are eligible for funding, such as watershed cleanups, reforestation efforts,...

2010-02-05 20:14:00

ROSEMEAD, Calif., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- California American Water is continuing the call for water conservation by urging all of its Los Angeles County customers to turn off outdoor irrigation systems as rain storms are predicted to return to the region this weekend. The oncoming storms will cut the need for outdoor watering. Given the forecast, California American Water is asking customers to leave their sprinklers and other irrigation systems turned off for at least seven days after...

2009-09-24 16:26:00

ROSEMEAD, Calif., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- California American Water will offer free, on-site surveys of indoor and landscape water use to single-family and multi-family residential customers within the company's Los Angeles service district. The indoor survey includes a test of showerhead and faucet flow rates, an estimate of toilet flush volumes and a test for leaks. The landscape survey includes a review of the irrigation system, irrigation design and watering schedules....

2009-03-31 11:00:00

Supporting men's health awareness by exploring solutions to the most common health problem for men over the age of 60 ROSEMEAD, Calif., March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- The causes and treatments of enlarged prostate will be the focus of a free community seminar on April 2, 2009 at 6:30pm at the Doubletree Hotel in Rosemead. Also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), this non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate affects more than half of all men over the age of 60 and more than 26 million men...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'