A report on Glendora’s recent water conservation efforts

Water conservation levels among California residential users reached an all-time high for the month of May, with Californians using 29% less water than in the same-month period in 2013.

The City of Glendora posted a whopping 48% overall water savings for that month, one of the highest in the entire state. However, Glendora City Manager Chris Jeffers remains cautious, stating “I don’t want to pop any champagne yet. This is one month. The next nine months will be the real test.”

In order to continue these efforts, Glendora is hosting two free water workshops:

1. Community Water Workshop: Thurs. July 9th, 2015, 7:00pm, Bidwell Forum, 140 S. Glendora Ave. Glendora

City staff will provide information on the recently adopted Emergency Drought Response Plan, Water Use Efficiency Audits, available rebates, and answer questions including those regarding Residential Gallons Per Capita Per Day (R-GPCD).

2. Turf Removal Workshop: Sat. July 11th, 2015, 10:00am – 12:00pm, Glendora City Council Chambers, 116 E. Foothill Blvd.

Learn how to reduce your water usage by transforming your yard into a drought tolerant landscape. Find out how you can also receive rebates in the process.

In addition to reducing water usage, the City is also focused on how we can still maintain attractive landscaping throughout our city and in our homes. Below is a link to recommendations from the California Landscape Contractors Association about how to help your landscape survive the drought:

http://www.clca.org/clca/about/consumer/drought/

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  • Guy Williams

    Thanks Judy for the water report. It is not easy to limit the water on plants that we have worked so hard to display or the swimming pool that graces our yard but we will keep trying.

    • 2:11 pm - July 6, 2015

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    • Judy

      Hi Guy, I agree… Green landscapes are not only beautiful but have additional benefits of cooling, slowing down evaporation and providing homes to birds, insects and wildlife. It’s challenging to care for plants during this prolonged drought. Nobody wants to see their well maintained lawns, shrubs and trees die. With careful care, there are ways to prevent it, or at least mitigate the damage. If you haven’t already, please check out the link in my article from the California Landscape Contractor’s Association. It details many simple, helpful things we can do to maximize our water use while keeping landscapes alive:
      http://www.clca.org/clca/about/consumer/drought/
      Thank you for your comment,
      Judy

      • 6:21 pm - July 7, 2015

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  • Donna Black

    Thank you for the update.
    My concern is the trees. Driving by the Sandberg field, it looks like the trees are suffering from lack of water. It’s easy to replace turf, but trees take a long time to grow. Trees are more precious than turf. I hope that the high percentage of water saved isn’t at the expense of our trees.
    Donna

    • 1:49 am - July 12, 2015

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