Edhat
npr edvertisers
visitors movie times

Santa Barbara Weather: 76.5°F | Humidity: 55% | Pressure: 29.99in (Rising) | Conditions: Clear | Wind Direction: East | Wind Speed: 2.2mph [see map]

Free Newsletter
Advertise
  login You create the news! Send your news item to ed@edhat.com
 
 
login
    15901 Subscribers
      661 Paid (4.2%)
     26 Comments
     19 Commenters
     28518 Page Views
 
 

 
The Winehound
The Winehound
 
Free Flu Shots
Free Flu Shots
 
Advertise on Edhat
Advertise on Edhat
 
News Events Referrals Deals Classifieds Comments About

Save Water Outdoors
updated: Jan 23, 2014, 12:00 PM

Source: City of Santa Barbara

RESIDENTS & BUSINESSES ENCOURAGED TO SAVE WATER OUTDOORS DURING DRY WINTER

The dry winter we have been experiencing reminds us of the importance of our water supplies in Santa Barbara; we can help stretch our supplies during dry times by using water wisely every day. Santa Barbara's residents and businesses have done a great job conserving water over the past 25 years, but there is still a need for increased landscape water conservation. About half of the water used in the City goes to outdoor irrigation and that is where there is the most potential for water savings. For comparison, an average 15 minute shower uses 30 gallons total, while watering your lawn for 15 minutes on average uses 700 gallons!

The city is asking businesses and residents to reduce outside water use now.

Everyone can help increase outdoor water conservation. Right now, one of the best things you can do is to check your irrigation system. Turn on your sprinklers to make sure they are working properly and not spraying onto the driveway or street. Then turn down your watering using the watering percent adjust at www.WaterWiseSB.org. The City can help you do this with a free water checkup for your home or business. To schedule, call (805) 564-5460.

"Currently, the City's water usage is higher than normal due to increased irrigation of gardens and lawns because of the lack of winter rainfall and higher than average temperatures," said Alison Jordan, Water Conservation Supervisor. "However, even given the warm weather, currently plants only need approximately 40% of what they would need in the summer." You can find the current percentage by using the watering percent adjust online. You can watch a video about how to use the watering percent adjust here.

To lessen the impact of a water supply shortage, we can all be making efforts to save water now. More information about how you can save water around your house and property can be found on www.WaterWiseSB.org or by contacting your water provider. www.WaterWiseSB.org is the countywide on- line resource for water conservation and contains: sprinkler scheduling tools, irrigation how-to videos, a water wise plant and garden database, and water conservation programs offered by each water provider. Let's save together!

 

15 comments on this article. Read/Add

# # # #

 

Send To a Friend
Your Email
Friend's Email

Top of Page | Old News Archives | Printer-Friendly Page

  Home Subscribe FAQ Jobs Contact copyright © 2003-2014  
Edhat, Inc.