Bakersfield, Cal Water miss conservation targets in October

California Water Service Company's water treatment plant at the southwest corner of Coffee and Norris roads.

Water conservation efforts suffered a dramatic setback in October at two of Bakersfield's biggest water companies, and officials aren't sure why.

The California Water Service Co., which serves two-thirds of Bakersfield, has been required by the state to pump 32 percent less water than in 2013 in an month-to-month comparison. But in October, its monthly conservation number slipped to just 16.8 percent.

The City of Bakersfield’s water system, which serves about one-third of residents, most in the southwest, also failed to meet its conservation target of pumping 36

Be prepared for inevitable traffic delays, such as this one on Highway 166 near Maricopa, this Thanksgiving week.

More travelers expected on the road this Thanksgiving

With gas prices down, we can expect an increase in the number of travelers hitting the road for turkey and Grandma’s special casserole this Thanksgiving. A total of 46.9 million people are expected to travel 50 miles or more during the holiday period from Wednesday through Sunday, according to AAA.



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