Water Conservation

May is California Water Awareness Month

May is California Water Awareness Month

California, like many other states, is entering its fourth year of severe drought. In response, the state government has enacted new emergency water conservation regulations to safeguard California's remaining water supplies. There's only so much to go around so we need to stretch our precious water supply as much as possible. By presenting you with the flowing facts, this blog is intended raise awareness about how much our everyday activities cost relating to water use.

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Governor Brown Demands 25% Water Reduction

Governor Brown Demands 25% Water Reduction

As most of you know, with the snowpack at a record low in the Sierra Mountains, California Governor Jerry Brown has ordered a 25% statewide reduction in water usage. What you might not know, is drip irrigation can reduce water usage in your lawn and garden by 30-50%. If you want to do something to reduce your water usage, immediately, DripWorks can help. This is not bluster. This is fact.

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Cash for Grass - Incentivizing Conservation

Cash for Grass - Incentivizing Conservation

Municipalities across the country are offering cash incentives to homeowners to tear out their water-guzzling lawns. Here in California alone, there are dozens of programs to encourage homeowners to make the move to a grass-free yard. Cities like Sacramento, Los Angeles, Roseville, Palmdale, Victorville, and Napa have all implemented similar programs, and with rebates up to four dollars a square foot in some areas, it's easy to see why many are taking advantage of this opportunity. The money is intended to defray the cost of lawn removal and replacement with drought tolerant landscapes commonly known as xeriscapes. The results can be truly distinctive and beautiful.

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Water Wise Planning

Water Wise Planning

If your part of the country (like ours) has been gripped by drought then you're probably already doing several things to save water (cutting back on shower times; shutting off the water while brushing your teeth; not washing the family car). But if your local water department implements restrictions (110 gallons per day at our house) perhaps it's time to look for more ways to save even more water.

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