Teaming up with NASA, Rancho Water launches into space-age technology

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TEMECULA – In a residential neighborhood in Temecula, a homeowner waters freshly planted lavender at 6 a.m. As the water seeps into the ground, the water meter slowly advances and registers real-time water consumption in an app created by the Rancho California Water District to help customers budget and track their water usage. At the same time, thousands of miles above Earth, satellites from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration can monitor the same neighborhood, tracking soil moisture, evapotranspiration and other data critical to addressing the statewide drought.In a time when technology has become part of people’s daily lives and the western region of the United States is trying to reduce the impacts of an ongoing drought, water agencies are harnessing new technolog
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