L O C A L E V E N T
Water Awareness Month
Thursday May 31, 2012
Source: Public Works Department
In celebration of ‘Water Awareness Month', Santa Barbara County and local water providers, are partnering with libraries throughout the county to showcase water related books, videos, and other resources during the month of May. Dive into a Santa Barbara County library to find great books and brochures on water conservation, DVD's on the ‘Water Resources of Santa Barbara County' and ‘Laundry to Landscape' gray water systems, and comic books and other water education materials for kids of all ages.
As part of the national Water Awareness Month, local water agencies across Santa Barbara County are helping raise our awareness in the month of May about the wise use of our local water resources. With our rainy season winding down, Santa Barbara County has received less than 70% of our average rainfall amount. According to Tom Fayram, Deputy Public Works
Director for Santa Barbara County, "While our local reservoirs are still mostly full thanks to last year's above average rainfall, we never realize how important water is until you don't have it."
In fact, there may not be a better time to save water in your landscape as some water districts offer up to $2000 in rebates to upgrade irrigation systems, switch to lower water use plants, install gray water systems, or simply add mulch. Before starting, please check with your water provider to make sure you are eligible but hurry, rebates for most water districts expire on September 30th.
For tips on how you can save water and keep more money in your pocket, visit your local library during the month of May or visit www.sbwater.org.
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