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To date, over 13,000 washing machine rebates have been issued. Public Outreach
The water conservation message is conveyed to the residents of
San Francisco through a variety of outreach efforts including
brochures, public service announcements, billing inserts, publications, displays at public events. The City also works with local
community groups to encourage water conservation. One example
includes work with the San Francisco League of Urban Gardeners
(SLUG) to maintain a water-efficient demonstration garden at Lawton
and 9th Avenue. Located in the City’s largest residential neighborhood, the garden offers ideas on water-efficient plants, irrigation and
composting. Each weekend, volunteers teach interested residents
about how they can reduce their impact on the environment. School Landscape Program Water”
“Our Water” Program
The Our Water program is a creative and user-friendly
approach to water conservation at the elementary school
level. The Our Water curriculum combines visual, literary
and performing arts instruction with water conservation
lessons from the Water Education Foundation’s “California
Water Story,” and has been successfully implemented in
several Peninsula school districts in San Mateo County.
The Our Water program was recently awarded the
prestigious Clair A. Hill Award for Excellence from the
Association of California Water Agencies. Bay Area Water Agencies Coalition Residential Surveys
Residents in Santa Clara County have been
taking advantage of free residential water
use home surveys since 1998. This Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA)
award winning program provides an indoor
and outdoor water usage evaluation for
residents, using trained auditors to test for
leaks in toilets, install low-flow
showerheads where needed and perform a
thorough landscape irrigation analysis. In
fiscal year 2002 alone, over 5,300 residential
home surveys were completed.
page four Bay Area Water Agencies Coalition The School Landscape Program, a unique partnership between the State, the local
water district and the school districts in Fremont, Union City and Newark, is resulting
in water and cost savings. This conservation program improves the local school
districts’ large landscape irrigation efficiency through assistance with submetering
programs, large scale irrigation retrofits and irrigation budgeting reports. The
California Department of Water Resources awarded the program a matching funds
grant to achieve maximum effectiveness. As a result, water savings were realized
that otherwise would not have been financially feasible - a win-win solution at the
local, regional and state level. page five...
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