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The Stay Green Bark  ?  June 2015

What Is Your Community's Water Reduction Mandate?

Public radio station KPCC has posted an online tool enabling users to check on the per capita water usage and water conservation requirements for individual agencies. You can check out the numbers for your local water agency
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There are a lot of confusing and even scary messages out there about the drought, and it can be intimidating to sort out what you should do - and what you must do - to comply with the state's drought restrictions. 

Fortunately, Stay Green has been emphasizing water use efficiency for years, so we're well prepared to deal with these new restrictions and help make sure our clients are in compliance with the state's rules.

One thing is clear: We're all in this drought together, even if some communities are in better shape than others when it comes to water supply. T he drought is a big-picture problem, and the state's new rules are designed to achieve immediate reductions in use, ranging from 8 to 38 percent of 2013 water usage depending on a community's historical uses and needs. 

The new water restrictions target uses where the biggest reductions can be achieved: Outdoor uses such as landscaping and, in particular, irrigation of ornamental turf. Those who fail to comply can face stiff fines.

Let Stay Green's experts put their water efficiency experience to work for you.  Among the tools in Stay Green's arsenal against the drought:
  • High-tech irrigation controls that automatically adjust watering based on weather conditions.
  • State-of-the-art precision nozzles and drip irrigation systems that save water while making sure plants get the water they need.
  • Turf replacement programs that not only beautify a property but also help clients take advantage of government rebates.
  • Smartly design landscapes that avoid wasting water and take advantage of native vegetation.
In the coming months, we'll be telling you more about specific drought-related issues and methods we use to improve water use efficiency. Meanwhile, contact Stay Green today to find out how our team of experts can help you save water.

As part of the state's new mandatory restrictions on water use, there are five prohibited actions that apply to all residents and businesses statewide:
  1. No washing driveways and sidewalks.
  2. No washing a vehicle without using a shut-off nozzle.
  3. No non-recirculating fountains and decorative features.
  4. No run-off from over-irrigating.
  5. No irrigation of landscape during rainfall or within 48 hours after rainfall.
Stay Green doesn't wash cars, so that one's up to you - but our team of irrigation experts can absolutely help keep you in compliance with the other regulations! 

Contact the Stay Green team today to find out how we can keep you on the right side of the state's drought restrictions.
Stay Green, Inc.
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