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What Mandatory Water Reductions Mean to Landscapers

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Thu, Apr, 09, 2015 @ 19:04 PM

CLCA-Riverbed-4-15-2015For the first time in California's history, Gov. Jerry Brown has imposed mandatory reductions in water use.  According to California.gov/drought, April snow in California was measured at its lowest level on record. "The State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) announced that Californians in cities and towns reduced their water consumption by just 2.8 percent in February. This dismal conservation rate is the lowest monthly figure since the State Water Board began tracking the data in July 2014." It appears that many urban Californians are attempting to ignore the drought.  

It's a topic our industry cannot ignore it and becom the major concern for landscapers around the state.  The continuing drought increasingly impacts landscapers as well as everyone in the US.  Join us for this special April chat along and share your ideas and concerns on this week's #landscapechat!    

You're Invited to Tweet 

Join @CoronaTools and noted water expert, Richard Restuccia tweeting as @H2OTrends along with other concerned industry organizations on #Landscapechat.  This important topic, What Mandatory Water Reductions Mean to Landscapers on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 11AM PST/ 2PM EST. This is the Twitter chat where we come together with green industry experts and fellow landscape tweeps, each week to discuss all things related to landscape, since 2011.

landscapechat_logoDiscussion Overview

Key topic discussion points will include:  

  • Why is there a need for statewide mandatory water deductions?
  • What measures have gone into effect as of 4/1/15?
  • How do these reductions affect CA landscape contractors and business owners? 
  • What kinds of recommendations are being made to professional landscapers?
  • How can investments in new technologies help contractors, business owners and residents?

Get 24/7 Access

Not able to attend the live event and discussion?  You can still access the Storify recap, accessible 24/7!  The transcript includes all the information and links shared during the discussion so you won't miss a thing! Here's a look at some highlights from chat participants;

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About Landscapechat

Connect and share with the green industry leaders live on Twitter and 24/7 to learn and share about hot topics in the green industry. Now landscapechat is part of the Green Industry Leaders Network (GILN) presented by Corona and its partners.  We are an alliance of professional organizations who are advancing the horticulture, tree care, and landscaping industries!

Topics: #Landscapechat, Drought, Statewide Mandatory Water Reductions, California Drought, CLCA

Drought and Conservation with SDCWA and Corona Tools

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Sun, Sep, 07, 2014 @ 12:09 PM

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As California's "once in a generation" drought continues, reservoir water and groundwater reserves are at record lows. Will the tropical moisture streaming from Hurricane Norbert bring much needed rainfall this week? Will it help? 

San Diego County Water Authority offers educational programs to help build awareness of important water issues. By teaching children about our local water resources, our programs help instill a knowledge and appreciation of this natural resource and foster an understanding of the need to protect our environment and use water wisely. For more than 30 years, the school education program has been a core component of the Water Authority’s community outreach efforts. 

SDCWA ThisisSeriousAD 9 10 14 resized 600SDCWA also offers Adult and Community Education. The Speakers' Bureau is a free service to the community with topics such as water reliability, water transfers, legislation, and construction projects. 

 You're Invited to Tweet 

Join @CoronaTools and partner San Diego County Water Authority's Conservation Program Manager Jeff Stephenson tweeting as @SDCWA for #Landscapechat on Wednesday, September 10 at 11 a.m. P.T.or 2 p.m. ET. This is the Twitter chat where we come together with green industry experts and fellow landscape tweeps, each week to discuss all things related to landscape, since 2011.

Discussion Overview

On the live Twitter #Landscapechat find out more answers to these 5 key takeaways:

Simple Explanations: How do water agencies work? 
Locating Resources: Where do water agencies get their water? 
Implications: What does the drought mean to San Diego County? 
Restrictions: What are some of the mandatory restrictions in place? 
Programming: What are some of the programs SDCWA has in place to promote conservation? 

Join the Conversation

Corona Tools Landscapechat

Don’t miss out on this exciting topic and join the conversation via Twitter. Just sign into #landscapechat with your Twitter ID and you can follow the conversation and share with the community. Be sure to add the hashtag to all your tweets or join us in the landscapechat room on Tweetchat.  They will automatically add it for you and it's easy to watch the conversation as it happens!

If you do miss the live event, you can still access the Storify recap, accessible 24/7 that will be posted following the live chat. The transcript includes all the information and links shared during the discussion. 

About Landscapechat

Connect and share with the green industry leaders live on Twitter and 24/7 to learn and share about hot topics in the green industry. Now landscapechat is part of the Green Industry Leaders Network (GILN) presented by Corona and its partners.  We are an alliance of professional organizations who are advancing the horticulture, tree care, and landscaping industries.  Register now to get weekly updates of upcoming chats, links to transcripts, chat reminders and more!  Register now on the GILN website!

Safety meeting photo courtesy of SDCWA 

Topics: Drought, Water Conservation, San Diego Water Authority, SDWA

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