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Water News | January 2012

Water conservation trends, rebates and news impacting the Green Industry.

Texans look to 'wildscape' and other landscaping alternatives that save water

Washington Post, Jan. 31, 2012

Citrus County Florida utility offers rebates on rain and moisture sensors for irrigation systems

Citrus Daily, Jan. 3, 2012

Adding a moisture sensor to an existing irrigation system can reduce outdoor water use by as much as sixty percent, according to a 2005 University of Florida study.

North Texas water restrictions unlikely to be lifted right away

Star-Telegram, Jan. 30, 2012

Dry conditions could persist into spring, possibly setting the stage for another hot, dry summer.

Water trucked to nearly bone-dry Texas town where punishing, historic drought still lingers

Washington Post, Jan. 30, 2012

Several towns and villages in Texas have come close to running out of water during the driest year in Lone Star State history, but until now none has had to truck in water.

Group says water conservation is the answer, not pipeline

Las Vegas Sun , Jan. 30, 2012

The Great Basin Water Network says Las Vegas should impose tighter conservation restrictions and raise water rates to discourage waste instead of building a $15 billion pipeline to shift water from rural Nevada to Clark County.

Pool and sprinkler leaks can bring costly surprise

Sun Sentinal, Jan. 29, 2012

A dimes' width sized leak can double water use on some household water bills.

Wasting the Wastewater

NYTimes.com Green Blog, Jan, 24, 2012

Municipalities are rethinking ways to use treated wastewater.

Farm water debate renewed after Fresno State report

The Modesto Bee, Jan. 23, 2012

Report says most of the excess water on farms runs off into streams or seeps into groundwater basins, where it is available to other users.

Drought pushed water use up in San Angelo, Tex.

Standard-Times, Jan. 21, 2012

Average water use rose 22 gallons per person per day in 2011.

New laws take aim at inefficient pool pumps in Arizona

Arizona Republic, Jan. 6, 2012

Rebates offered for efficient pump upgrades.

Landscape plan for LA City Hall discussed

Los Angeles Times, Jan.1, 2012

Traditional turf and low water-use ideas discussed after Occupy L.A. protestors leave the park.

TAGS: Smart Irrigation, Turf, Water Conservation, Pumps, Water Restrictions