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Water News | Aug. 8-14, 2011

Recent water conservation trends, rebates and news impacting the Green Industry.   

Dallas urges water conservation

KERA, Aug. 12, 2011

The city of Dallas is asking all water customers to voluntarily cut back on lawn and landscape watering. Lake levels are down 19%, not enough to trigger mandatory water restrictions, but enough to cause concern.

Water rates may rise again in Bartow, Florida

The Ledger, Aug. 13, 2011

Between the slump in new development and water conservation among those already in the city, water revenues are falling short of estimated projections. A report by the city's consultant hired to study water rates confirms what city administrators expected, that customers need to pay more for their water — about 5.28 percent more in 2011-12.

Permian Basin Home Builders Association looks to compromise on water restrictions

MyWestTexas.com, Aug. 11, 2011

In hopes of helping to formulate the rules instead of having to simply comply, the Permian Basin Home Builders Association came up with its own recommendations for water conservation—a three-tiered plan that could have home builders doing anything from limiting the amount of grass they plant and installing less wasteful irrigation systems to mandating compliance with national water conservation plans.

Texas toasts but will it conserve?

Christian Science Monitor, Aug. 10, 2011

The Lone Start State is breaking heat and drought records this summer, with no end in sight. But it's record on conserving water is so-so at best. Irrigation for landscaping accounts for about half of total water usage during summer months in Texas.

Aquascape’s Pondless Waterfalls at Shedd Aquarium in Chicago

Courier News, Aug. 8, 2011

Providing unique, conservation landscaping solutions that support water conservation efforts, Aquascape Inc. will celebrate the completion of two outdoor sustainable waterfall features at Shedd Aquarium in Chicago with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Aug. 18.

Brand-Sponsored Water Conservation Effort Gets Weird

Marketing Daily, Aug. 9, 2011

Indeed, while most Americans say they care about conserving water, few are actually willing to give up long showers or re-engineer their bathrooms to do it, per the quarterly Green Living Pulse Survey from the Shelton Group, which is launching a national PSA campaign this week, "Wasting Water is Weird."


Cash rebates available through Solano County Water Agency

The Reporter, Aug. 14, 2011

Solano County water customers are still eligible to receive cash rebates for saving water. The Water-Efficient Landscape Rebate Program offers Solano County water customers a cash rebate for replacing thirsty turf grass with drip-irrigated, low-water-use plants or permeable hardscape.

City of Pasadena Offers Pool Pump Rebate

Pasadena Water and Power offers pool pump rebates to all PWP electric customers who replace their old pool pump with a new energy efficient pool pump. Replacing older inefficient pool pumps with new efficient models is good for your pool, your energy costs and the environment.

TAGS: Drip Irrigation, Water Features, Water Efficiency, Water Conservation, Pumps