Saturday, April 11, 2015

California Must Conserve Water: Here Are Some Ideas

Xeriscape: An Answer To Our Droughts?

- By The Daily Decibel

States such as Texas, Utah, and California are experiencing severe droughts. Could Xeriscaping be a solution to our droughts?
  • Xeriscaping requires minimal watering, unlike sod
  • Xeriscaping allows us to reduce the everyday cost of sod and grass maintenance
  • Xeriscaping allows us to reduce the everyday gasoline used by mowers and leaf blowers, unlike sod
  • Xeriscaping eliminates weeding necessitated by dichondra grass
  • Many companies are involved in the manufacture and sale of Xeriscape flora

An example of Xeriscape

Notice how colorful and lush the Xeriscaping shown here!

Notes

  • This summer has brought very little rain to Southern California. No surprise there.
  • Droughts may get worse unless we take action. Could Xeriscaping be an answer for water conservation?

You can find out more about Xeriscaping at the following links!

        Municipalities and states are encouraged to look into Xeriscaping as a method of conserving water.

        - The Daily Decibel

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        Disclaimer: The Daily Decibel is not affiliated with the groups above; links are only for informational purposes.

        Wednesday, April 8, 2015

        Water Conservation? Can We Recycle Toilet Water into Drinking Water?

        Water Conservation? Plus: Can We Recycle Toilet Water into Drinking Water?

        - By The Daily Decibel


        Three thin streams of water fall into a row of steel sinks at Orange County Water District’s Groundwater Replenishment System facility in Fountain Valley: one crystal clear, one slightly yellowed, one a brackish brown-black.

        Don’t drink the yellow water, and stay away from the black water. The clear water? Totally fine, even if it tastes a little flat from lack of minerals. And if you live in north or central Orange County, you are already drinking the clear water, with 70 million gallons pumped underground every day as part of the Groundwater Replenishment System.

        But soon nearly double that amount will be injected underground thanks to a $143 million expansion.

        “In the middle of the drought, we’re able to bring on another source at a key time when we need it,” said Mehul Patel, OCWD’s Groundwater Replenishment System program manager.

        Starting late this spring, OCWD will treat 100 million gallons per day. But that’s just phase one. A final expansion is planned to bring capacity to 130 million drinkable gallons per day.

        The facility takes treated sewer water from the Orange County Sanitation District destined for the Pacific Ocean and runs it through a three-part treatment.


        Xeriscaping, To Minimize Landscape Water Consumption
        • Xeriscape requires minimal watering, unlike sod!
        • Xeriscape allows us to reduce the everyday cost of sod and grass maintenance!
        • Xeriscape allows us to reduce the everyday gasoline used by mowers and leaf blowers, unlike sod!
        • Xeriscape eliminates weeding necessitated by dichondra grass!
        • Many companies are involved in the manufacture and sale of Xeriscape flora!
        • Xeriscape can include colorful plants, colorful flowers, and western-looking landscapes!

        An example of Xeriscape

        Notice how colourful and lush the Xeriscaping shown above!


        Notes

        • The summers have brought very little rain to Southern California. No surprise there.
        • Droughts may get worse unless we take action. Could Xeriscaping be an answer for water conservation?

        You can find out more about Xeriscaping at the following links!

          An example of Xeriscape
          Notice how colorful and lush is the Xeriscaping shown above!

          Municipalities and states are encouraged to look into Xeriscaping as a method of conserving water.

          - The Daily Decibel

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          Permalink: http://www.thedailydecibel.com/2015/04/water-conservation-xeriscape-landscaping.html
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          Disclaimer: The Daily Decibel is not affiliated with the groups above; links are only for informational purposes.



          Monday, April 6, 2015

          Ideas for Water Conservation

          WAYS YOU CAN SAVE WATER

          WATER CONSERVATION, XERISCAPE, TURF INSTALLATION, VIDEOS

          Water Conservation, Xeriscaping and Xeriscape


          • A Xeriscape Video



          • Why Xeriscape?



          • Xeriscaping - Beyond The Basics (Video)



          • Video on Xeriscape and Xeriscaping



          • NewGrass Xeriscaping



          • Xeriscaping - Pendleton, Oregon



          • Xeriscaping and Low-Water Gardening



          • Xeriscaping - Southeast Texas Gardening



          • Xeriscape Design in Arizona



          • Xeriscaping and Water Holding Gels



          • Xeriscaping - Sibley Nature Center - Horticulture



          • SAVE WATER AT HOME -- 11 WAYS



          • Xeriscape Plant - Scottsdale, Arizona



          • Xeriscape PDF page - Bellingham, Washington



          • Youtube Video - Xeriscape.



          • Xeriscape Resources - Denver Water



          • Xeriscaping - Abilene, Texas



          • Water Conservation - Big Bear



          • WAYS TO SAVE WATER AT HOME



          • 11 WAYS TO SAVE WATER!



          • Xeriscape Demonstration Garden in Platte Canyon, Colorado



          • Xeriscape Publications and Brochures



          • Water Conversation - Citizens for Dixie



          • Free EPA Report on Xeriscaping



          • What Is Xeriscaping? Cupertino



          • Xeriscaping in California - Video at Youtube



          • Xeriscape Council of New Mexico


          • Synthetic Grass, Artificial Turf, Artificial Grass