To check out the new and improved revised version of the software program "Water Wise Gardening in The Bay Area" click here http://www.bawsca.watersavingplants.com/bawsca.php. Please note the 2007 version of the CD is still available at the District office and is compatible with Vista, Windows 98, NT 4.0, ME, 2000, XP or later. Features include various sample landscapes from all over the local bay area: front yards, back yards and bay area native plants. Both also feature detail descriptions on the many drought resistant plants available alphabetically or through the use of a search engine. This is a very useful tool for those wanting to renovate their existing landscape or create a new water efficient one!
"Water for Tomorrow" Print Publication & Website
The Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) in 2009 released a new consumer magazine and companion website. Produced in partnership with National Geographic Custom Partnership, the magazine and website are designed to reach consumers in a new and engaging way with info about current water challenges and the need for Californians to rethink the way water is used. Check out their website or download the latest magazine issue at www.waterfortomorrowmag.com. Features include: California's water systems, ways to reduce consumption, and how to protect local water supply. Also, included are great conservation tips, games, and more....educate yourself today!
Free Water Conservation Kits
Using conservation devices in your home is commonly overlooked but is something that can be quite beneficial. Often, small, inexpensive modifications of equipment can mean long term savings. Several inexpensive water-saving devices can be easily installed in your home. These include faucet aerators; flow regulators for shower heads; and displacement devices for toilets to reduce water consumption.
A free home Water Conservation Kit is available to Mid-Peninsula Water District customers. The kit includes conservation devices such as the ones named above. Please feel free to drop by the District office and pick one up today or you may call the office for more information.
Did you know that while we are surrounded by water, most is not drinkable? In fact, only 3% of the world’s water is fresh water and of this 2/3 is stored in icecaps and glaciers. That leaves only 1% of the world’s water available for drinking. While there is no need for alarm (we will not be running out of water tomorrow), it is always a good idea to save when we can.