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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.





Monthly Percentage Change (2015 compared to 2013)




Cumulative Percentage Change (June to August 2015)





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 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:

--CalWater is offering $1/square foot to remove lawns:
--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.):

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

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