How to Conserve Water for Large Landscape Irrigation
For property managers, homeowners associations, landscape contractors, or other
businesses with a dedicated irrigation water meter, Redwood City can help maximize
your water efficiency and save you $$!
best way we can help you improve irrigation efficiency, reduce water waste,
and improve the health of your landscapes is through our Large
Landscape Audit Program. It’s a free service to
all customers within the City that have dedicated landscape irrigation meters! And, our Water Use Program is an easy way to determine the average amount of water that you should be using, compared with your actual use.
Upon request, the City's irrigation consultant will visit your site to evaluate
the condition of your irrigation system, assess its operation and possible
need for repairs, and recommend changes in a detailed report that will help
you save water and money. Typical recommendations might include improved maintenance procedures,
cost effective changes in irrigation equipment and better irrigation scheduling.
Call Redwood City's Water Conservation Hotline at 780-7436 for
information, or contact the City's irrigation consultant, John Whitcomb, directly
at John@Waterfluence.com or at (800) 800-9519
to schedule an irrigation evaluation.
We can also help you to evaluate your irrigation system with your Landscape
Water Use Report:
- This is the report you receive each billing cycle detailing your historical
water use and estimating potential water and money savings, based on a 12-month
water budget unique to your site.
- By consolidating water use data and evaluating use across the entire site,
this report will help you in making informed scheduling decisions about your
The Large Landscape Audit Program and the Landscape Water Use
Report are suggested by the California
Urban Water Conservation Council (CUWCC) in its Best Management Practice (BMP-5)
for large landscape irrigation water users. The City Council launched the
Redwood City program in early 2002 with the goal of helping customers reduce
water waste and improve the health of their landscapes.
As a result of our program, we saved nearly 2.7 million gallons in 2003,
representing a 13% improvement in water efficiency at 74 homeowners association