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Sativa Water District now under county management

By Dennis J. Freeman Contributing Writer COMPTON — Martha Barajas, a longtime Compton resident, has been leading the charge for Sativa Water District to be disbanded altogether for the district’s practice of delivering unsafe water to its customers. On Nov. 1 she got her wish when County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, state Sen. Steve Bradford and Read More…

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Legislation allows state takeover of Sativa Water

By Dorany Pineda Contributing Writer COMPTON — A state administrator will assume control of the Sativa Los Angeles County Water District following widespread complaints from residents of dirty, dark and musky water flowing from their faucets –– complaints that ignited a statewide investigation and attempts to eliminate the Sativa district. The interim administrator, who is Read More…

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Southland water supplies increase despite drought

LOS ANGELES — The Southland is well-positioned to weather a sixth year of drought, Metropolitan Water District officials said Oct. 10, but they warned that consumers and business still need to do their share to conserve. “The reality is that California is still in a drought. We’re just not in a state of emergency,” MWD Read More…