Post Tagged with: "water conservation"

California water savings fall slightly in August, still above 25 percent target

California water savings fall slightly in August, still above 25 percent target

October 13, 2015 at 4:00 pm Comments are Disabled

A hot and dry August resulted in a 4 percent decrease in water savings from the previous month as compared to the same months in 2013, state water officials reported Thursday. Water conservation dropped from a high in July of 31.4 percent to nearly 27 percent in August. At theRead More

California keeps on saving water, reduces use by 31% in July

California keeps on saving water, reduces use by 31% in July

September 2, 2015 at 7:00 am Comments are Disabled

California residents reduced water consumption by 31 percent in July, the largest savings in one month since the state began tracking urban water use more than a year ago, state officials announced Thursday. The level of water conservation exceeded the governor’s 25 percent mandate for the third month in aRead More

The next target in Southern California’s drought conservation? Renters

The next target in Southern California’s drought conservation? Renters

August 19, 2015 at 10:34 am Comments are Disabled

Southern California homeowners have been hammered by the drought and have responded by replacing 150 million square feet of lawn in an effort to avoid surcharges slapped onto bills. The result amounted to a savings in water use in June of 23 percent, just below the mandate required by theRead More

Save a lawn, help a planet

Save a lawn, help a planet

July 14, 2015 at 2:56 pm Comments are Disabled

If you’re feeling guilty about having a mostly green lawn, here’s some news that could ease the guilt and even make you feel a bit noble.

Drought gardening tips: Skip expensive additives

Drought gardening tips: Skip expensive additives

July 9, 2015 at 1:54 pm Comments are Disabled

As we try to cut down on water on the landscape, we may be tempted to buy chemicals, sprays and additives that purport to conserve water, but compost still is the best solution.

Californians conserve water by 13.5 percent in April, most so far this year

Californians conserve water by 13.5 percent in April, most so far this year

June 12, 2015 at 9:00 am Comments are Disabled

New figures showing Californians saved more water in April than during any other month in the year buoyed state water officials Tuesday, who expressed optimism the uptick in water conservation will continue into the warm, summer months. Californians used 13.5 percent less water as compared to April 2013, the second-highestRead More

California drought: Hundreds turn out to oppose San Jose Water Company’s strict drought rules

California drought: Hundreds turn out to oppose San Jose Water Company’s strict drought rules

June 10, 2015 at 10:51 am Comments are Disabled

SAN JOSE — Despite an outcry from hundreds of residents, San Jose Water Company officials say they are sticking with their plan to impose some of the state’s strictest water conservation rules on more than 1 million people across Silicon Valley starting June 15. More than 350 people turned outRead More

San Jose Water Company to allow extra drought allocations for larger families

San Jose Water Company to allow extra drought allocations for larger families

June 10, 2015 at 10:39 am Comments are Disabled

SAN JOSE — Silicon Valley’s largest water company is changing how it will roll out some of the state’s strictest water conservation rules to address complaints that the new per-household allocations unfairly penalize large families. The San Jose Water Company will still assign monthly water budgets to the 1 millionRead More

Drought gardening tips: Installing drip irrigation

Drought gardening tips: Installing drip irrigation

May 22, 2015 at 1:30 pm Comments are Disabled

Drip irrigation is the right choice for many gardens, and it can be as extensive and involved as you need, or a simple as attaching a timer and drip line to your backyard faucet.

Drought gardening tips: Marvelous mallows

Drought gardening tips: Marvelous mallows

May 18, 2015 at 2:38 pm Comments are Disabled

When considering replacing water-hungry plants for those that use less water, you can’t go much wrong if you look at natives.