San Diego is in a Stage 1 water alert, which means in just a few months, residents may have to pay fines if they use more water than they are allowed. It's a tough situation for businesses, especially golf courses that don't want their greens to turn brown. But managers around the city say they are on board when it comes to conserving water.
Balboa Park Golf Course is doing its part to save water, and manager Pat Segawa says other city courses are doing the same.
"We're fortunate to have, at Torrey Pines it's been for over 10 years now, primary users of reclaimed water system," he said.
Starting July 1, the city's water suppliers will likely impose cutbacks, which means San Diegans will have to use less water, both inside and outside their homes.
Local golf courses rely heavily on outdoor water usage, but they say saving water, also means saving money.
The manager at River Walk Golf Club in Mission Valley wouldn't speak on camera, but did say his course uses mostly well water to keep the greens green, and the lake full.
At Barona Valley Ranch, 10 to 12 acres of grass were eliminated last month in out-of-play areas.
If the drought gets worse during the summer months, it could mean more restrictions. But Segawa isn't worried about his greens turning brown.
"The City of San Diego as a whole networks very well with trying to get information to each other. The water department, environmental department, the parks and rec department... I'd say the operators as well... the mayor's plan will take everything under consideration, and it will be a benefit for all citizens," Segawa said.
The proposed conservation plan calls for single-families to use 45 percent less water outside their homes, and 15 percent less water inside.
If agreed on, customers would get customized water budgets in their regular water bills starting this July.
West Nile virus made its first appearance of the summer in San Diego County this week when a batch of mosquitoes trapped in Santee tested positive for the viral infection.
The San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office is asking for the public’s help to identify a woman, possibly in her late teens, killed by a hit-and-run driver as she walked along state Route 94 earlier this month.
Major traffic is expected to start Wednesday evening as Comic-Con kicks off with preview night in Downtown San Diego. MTS officials are encouraging attendees to use public transportation and got into the SDCC spirit with an homage to the "Stranger Things."
A person was struck and killed Wednesday by an SUV on Interstate 805 in the Lincoln Park area, necessitating the closure of multiple freeway lanes during the morning commute.
A 28-year-old man died Wednesday after he was found shot in a car in San Diego's University Heights neighborhood, police said.
Calling all aspiring entomologists! You're invited to San Diego Botanic Garden’s Insect Festival this weekend!
Comic-Con International, again expected to draw a wide array of fans of the popular arts, will conduct its annual preview night at the San Diego Convention Center Wednesday night.
A 25-year-old man suffered a fractured femur today when he was shot in the right leg by a man in San Diego's Chollas View neighborhood, police said.
Lanes were closed Wednesday on Mission Gorge Road between Fanita Drive and Carlton Hills Boulevard because of a water main break, officials said.