This year, the hills by my house didn’t turn green until late February. Although big drops of hope fall outside my window as I write, it gives me a false sense that everything will be okay, that perhaps we are not facing the biggest drought in many people’s lifetimes. I say this because this system… Read more »
Join us for an evening presentation by greywater experts from Greywater Action. Find out if a greywater system is a good match for your home and landscape. Come to learn about common types of systems, advantages and limitations of different systems, plant friendly soaps and products, calculating water savings, costs, and codes and regulations.
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The news media, the governor, water agencies, farmers, urban residents, and even President Obama have all responded to the extreme drought. While this response is warranted based on available water resources, a recent blog post by Wholly H2O’s Elizabeth Dougherty points out that treating the drought like an exceptional weather event is inaccurate. Looking back… Read more »
Governor Brown made California’s drought an official emergency last week, asking all businesses and residents to cut back water use by 20%. Conserving now means that our existing water supplies will go further, and is the least expensive strategy for both water users and water districts to cope with the drought. Simple water saving devices… Read more »
2013 is leaving us high and dry. It was California’s driest year on record, and our local water agency, EBMUD, is reporting rainfall was less than 30% of average years. Rainfall in the next few months will be critical to replenish reservoirs, snow pack and water tables to carry us through the summer. If not… Read more »