Water Saving Plants: Smart and great looking!

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Join the City of Sacramento Department of Utilities and the Power Inn Home Depot location and learn more about water savings in and around your yard at the “Water Conservation Plants and Gardening” event this Saturday, May 2nd from 9 a.m.  to 1 p.m.

City Staff and Home Depot Landscaping experts will be on hand to help you determine what plants, sprinklers and water saving tools will help you to conserve during the drought while still maintaining a beautiful yard that you can enjoy all summer long.

More information about the City’s water conservation services can be found at www.sparesacwater.org.

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EARTH DAY 2015: ANNOUNCING THEWORLD’S FIRST SMART IRRIGATION SERVICE

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ETwater Technology Solutions Provider Introduces an Advanced New Solution to Excess Water Use

Infographic: How the smartest irrigation service works. Saves water, eliminates waste and excess use. Automated watering for only the precise amount a lawn, garden or landscape needs to stay healthy. ETwater is an advanced technology solution that helps consumers and businesses deal with restrictions, and the need to conserve water. Infographic: How the smartest irrigation service works. Saves water, eliminates waste and excess use. Automated watering for only the precise amount a lawn, garden or landscape needs to stay healthy. ETwater is an advanced technology solution that helps consumers and businesses deal with restrictions, and the need to conserve water.

NOVATO, CA (April 22, 2015) – The 45th anniversary of Earth Day brings increased awareness to the issues associated with water scarcity. People around the globe are becoming increasingly sensitive and focused on the unnecessary waste of the earth’s precious resources. Mandatory water restrictions are being implemented by leaders, agencies, and municipalities across the United States.

What many don’t know is that advanced technology solutions exist, and can help consumers and businesses deal with these restrictions, and the need to conserve water. For the first time, ETwater…

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Smart Watering System From Blossom Adapts to Local Weather, Conserves Water and Drives Cost Savings

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Easy Installation, Reliable Connection Simplifies Everyday Life

As you know – California is in a water crisis and Governor Brown’s mandate to cut urban water use by 25 percent has left consumers wondering just how they conserve water. In fact, almost every region of the U.S. has experienced a water shortage in recent years — according to the EPA, 40 out of 50 state water managers expect water shortages under average conditions in some portion of their states over the next decade.xtech water conservation

IRVINE, CA–(Marketwired – Nov 18, 2014) – Smart homes are becoming less of a conceptual ideal and more of a reality. In fact, 31 million smart home systems are expected to be installed by 2017. Home automation via the Internet of Things brings numerous benefits — but what if these benefits could extend to outside the home as well? With Blossom, they can.

The Power of Smart…

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Palo Alto Construction Crews Pumping, Dumping Thousands Of Gallons Of Water During Drought

CBS San Francisco

PALO ALTO (CBS SF) — Thousands of gallons of water are going down the drain in Palo Alto, and the city has no way to stop it.

The water is pumped from the ground, typically in order to build a basement, but in a time of severe drought, some neighbors call it just plain wasteful.

“It’s a complete waste because this water could be, should be used for other purposes,” Palo Alto resident Kumar Mukherjea said.

The city’s public works department estimates that contractors at just one site could pump as much as 50,000-gallons of water out of the ground a day.

Some of the water is collected, stored, and later used to water landscaping, but most of it just goes down the storm drain.

Public Works Assistant Director Phil Bobel says the practice isn’t as wasteful as it seems.

“This shallow ground water is moving toward our creeks, and…

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San Juan Water District Declares Stage 4 Water Emergency To Meet California Drought Goals

CBS Sacramento

GRANITE BAY (CBS13) — The San Juan Water District voted to declare a Stage 4 water emergency in response to the ongoing drought and to meet Gov. Jerry Brown’s 25 percent mandatory cutbacks.

Under guidelines from the State Water Resources Control Board, the district has to cut residential usage by 36 percent, or face some potentially ugly consequence.

“We’re trying to get ready so we can roll up our sleeves and effectively meet the 36 percent requirement,” said general manager Shauna Lorance.

Under the new rules

  • Watering will be limited to two days a week
  • Any leak must be repaired within 24 hours.
  • Pools and spas must be covered or treated to prevent evaporation
  • Water can no longer be used to fill ponds or for construction.

And with the higher stage comes a higher bill. The average household that uses about 800 gallons a day will have to pay an…

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