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Unformatted text preview: ractices outlined in the California Urban Water Conservation Council’s Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) regarding urban water conservation whenever feasible.
Water conservation programs in the Bay Area include residential and commercial surveys, efficient washing machine rebates, ultra-low flow toilet rebates, numerous public outreach and educational programs, and many other proactive programs.
Member agencies are aggressively pursuing grant funding to bolster conservation, participating in research to assess the effectiveness of appliances and programs, and generating support for water efficient labeling.
The following are examples
of award-winning and highly regarded
water conservation programs being
implemented in the BAWAC region. Large Landscape Surveys
The Large Landscape Program targets the highest commercial and
multi-family water users. Surveys typically include comprehensive
inspection of individual irrigation systems. A site-specific irrigation
schedule and water budget are prepared to ensure efficient water
use based on landscape square footage, irrigation efficiency, and
weather conditions including evapo-transpiration rate and rainfall.
Surveyed sites can be eligible to receive rebates for upgrading
eligible irrigation equipment to more efficient models. Emphasis on
landscape water use is a very effective conservation action in the
Bay Area, especially in the inland areas of Alameda and Contra
Costa counties due to high summer-time temperatures. Irrigation Reduction Information System
The Irrigation Reduction Information System (IRIS) provides
irrigation customers with customized information on their water
bills to help determine the amount of water to apply to their
landscapes each billing period. These water estimates are
based on current weather data and provide a powerful tool for
customers to efficiently manage landscape irrigation. Water
Bay Area Water Utility Clothes Washer Program
Several Bay Area water utilities are participating in a Water Utility
Clothes Washer Rebate Program. This program offers rebates for
high efficiency clothes washers in ov...
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This note was uploaded on 01/08/2014 for the course SUST 520 taught by Professor Asunkis during the Fall '13 term at Black Hills State University.
- Fall '13