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Get Your Going for the Gold Yard Sign

Post Date:07/25/2015 11:13 AM

 

Keep up the Good Work Portola Valley!

The town as a whole has achieved a 44% cumulative reduction in water use from June 2015 to August 2015, toward the required cumulative reduction of 36% from June 2015 to February 2016.

 

June

July

August

Monthly Percentage Change (2015 compared to 2013)

-52%

-42%

-38%

Cumulative Percentage Change (June to August 2015)

-52%

-47%

-44%

 

We know that it will be harder to achieve these reductions in the winter months and we have a great resource for you to determine your opportunities for water savings, the H2Oknow Tool!

The H2Oknow Tool will help you discover where you waste the most water - indoors and out - and will give you a prioritized list of targeted recommendations to help you avoid future surcharges. Click here to get started!

Reduce your Lawn Watering and Get a “Going for the Gold” Yard Sign!

Join the Water Conservation Committee, Town of Portola Valley, CalWater and your neighbors in reducing your outdoor watering to help meet the 36% reduction goal by February of 2016! Now is an ideal time to reduce/stop watering your lawn so that by late fall you can replace it with low-water use plants and take advantage of the rains and cooler temperatures to get them established before the summer heat!

Email a photo of your golden lawn or drought-tolerant landscape to drought@portolavalley.net and we will drop off a yard sign for you to proudly display in your front yard or by your mailbox!*

For ideas on saving water on Landscaping visit the Town’s Drought Section of the website: http://www.portolavalley.net/sustainability/water-conservation/smart-irrigation

Rebates/Incentives:
--CalWater is offering $1/square foot to remove lawns: https://calwater-turf.droplet.us/
--State is offering up to $2/per square foot (total rebated amount, including any rebates from another agency, can't exceed a total of $2 per square foot.): http://www.saveourwaterrebates.com/turf-replacement-rebates.html


*Please note: signs will be collected on December 1, 2015.

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