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Water Conservation

Water Reuse and Conservation

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California’s water system is in crisis.  California’s serious water shortages, brought on in part by drought conditions, have persisted over time. However, for the first time in the state’s history, the water supply and delivery system may not be adequate to meet the needs of the growing population. With aging infrastructure, continued population growth, and looming impacts from climate change, California is facing a complex set of problems that threaten the future of California’s water supply.

Water Efficient Landscaping

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Water efficient landscaping is a balanced landscape.  It uses design and plants that to suit a specific location.  A water efficient landscape plan considers soil type, plant selection, local climate, use of mulches, properly sized turf areas, efficient irrigation, and water reuse opportunities.  These plans facilitate a balanced landscape that can be stunning beautiful and limit the use of fertilizers, lower maintenance time and costs, and reduce the landscapes water needs.