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Santa Clarita launches new 'Water wise is a way of life' Web page

Posted: July 1, 2014 9:46 a.m.
Updated: July 1, 2014 9:46 a.m.
 

The City of Santa Clarita launched a new Web page this week, Santa-Clarita.com/WaterWise, providing information to the community about the City’s long-standing practice of responsible water management, not just in time of drought.

“Water conservation is important in Santa Clarita. The City is committed to using water wisely and protecting our most precious natural resource each and every day, not just in times of drought,” commented Mayor Laurene Weste.

The “Water Wise” page provides a holistic picture of the City’s water conservation efforts through the years, from landscape maintenance districts, parks and public rights of way, to all of the ways the City is planning for the future. The infographic at the top of the page provides fast facts and information about conservation in a quick, easy-to-read format.

Additional details on the page include: facts about low impact development and low-water use beautification projects; installation of more than 30 miles of Purple Pipe (which allows for use of recycled water for landscaping and parks); and the City’s use of permeable pavement to filter and enhance the local water supply at several projects.

California’s drought has impacted every community, including the City of Santa Clarita. The City working hand-in-hand with the Castaic Lake Water Agency (CLWA) and State organizations to raise awareness about the little and big ways every resident and business owner can make a difference. CLWA is asking every resident to reduce water use by 20 percent.

For more information about the “Water Wise” web page or ways the City is conserving water, please contact Jessica Jackson at (661) 255-4903 or by email at jjackson@santa-clarita.com.

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Comments

EgbertSouse4U: Posted: July 1, 2014 9:53 a.m.

Yeah... we all need to conserve water as they greenlight construction of another 20,000 new homes without the infrastructure to support it.

Kiss my ***. I'll use all the briny SCV water I want. After all, I am not only paying for it; I'm now going to pay to CLEAN it after I flush it away. F.U.


lars1: Posted: July 1, 2014 10:34 a.m.

20% additional water will be required for the 20,000+ new homes in newhall ranch. Our bought off city council is 100% behind sucking you dry!


17trillion: Posted: July 1, 2014 2:10 p.m.

Well said Egbert!


SCVCERT: Posted: July 1, 2014 2:34 p.m.

Lets not forget the new construction going in off of Newhall Ranch and Golden Valley


bobforte: Posted: July 1, 2014 3:03 p.m.

Or all the landscape medians that are being installed throughout the city. When I see the city and the state start conserving water, then I will. Meanwhile, it's sprinklers on 7 days a week (in this heat) and topping off the pool as needed. Long showers, no problem.


missyJk: Posted: July 1, 2014 4:23 p.m.

I WANT MY WATER SOFTENER BACK


ricketzz: Posted: July 2, 2014 6:00 a.m.

Your sewer fee is determined by your water use. If you don't use a lot of water your salt tax will perhaps be lower. I use drip irrigation.


philellis: Posted: July 2, 2014 6:51 a.m.

@lars - when did Newhall Ranch get annexed into the City?


bbcalvin: Posted: July 2, 2014 9:13 a.m.

Newhall Ranch is in the county and not in the City. The County approved the project, not the City.


CastaicClay: Posted: July 2, 2014 1:26 p.m.

Why can't the water be treated before use? Is it because then it would have to be treated again after use for Newhall Ranch's water supply and they are trying to get us to pay for their infrastructure?


castaicjack: Posted: July 2, 2014 6:25 p.m.

We are paying for their infrastructure. That's what the realignment is all about...


chefgirl358: Posted: July 3, 2014 1:46 p.m.

Right on Egbert and Missy!!! Couldn't have said it better myself. The city council are the biggest bunch of hypocrites on planet!



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