Posts Tagged ‘water conservation’

Why Conserve Water After the Winter We Had?

water conservation

Right about now a few folks in town are asking why, when our central region snowpack is over 200% and reservoirs are overflowing, do we still have to conserve water and limit watering times.

Why not use our new surface water source, the Sacramento River, and draw down the reservoirs a bit so they can better receive that snowmelt as it melts throughout summer. Read more

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Real progress on local goals

Cool Davis side by side with Mayor Robb Davis at Picnic Day 2017. Courtesy Photo.

April 21, 2017

By Robb Davis, Mayor of Davis

Crossposted from the Davis EnterpriseFrom page A5

So how are we doing on our sustainability goals, Davis?

Well, there has been a lot of progress since the City Council adopted the Climate Action and Adaptation Plan in 2010. It’s not easy to measure the full impact of our efforts in energy use or greenhouse gas reductions yet.  But we know, that when we act in Davis the impact is remarkable; we can see it everywhere! Read more

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Greener Davis: Waste, Water, Wildthings, and CCE

April 22 this year marks the 47th anniversary of the first Earth Day!  In celebration of this occasion, please join City of Davis staff for a series of environmental classes that promise to be nothing short of literary masterpieces (or at least educational and entertaining). All classes will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Veteran’s Memorial Center in the Game Room, and will run 1 to 1 ½ hours in length.

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Learn to Install a Laundry Greywater System

Chrissy Backman with EcoAssistant 2015
Greywater is discharged into mulch-filled basins in your yard.

Ever wonder where all that water goes once you’re done with it? Your shower, the kitchen sink, the bathroom. The answer is simple: the wastewater treatment plant located northeast of town just past the landfill.

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Concerned about your carbon footprint?

Call on Eco Assistants for advice on lowering your carbon footprint.

By Jim Cramer
Consider calling EcoAssistant!

EcoAssistant was created in 2014 to help Davis families attain sustainable lifestyles. The four partners – Leslie Crenna, Scott Ragsdale, Keli Rutan-Jorgensen, and Chrissy Backman – frequently encounter residents who want to be good stewards of the environment but aren’t sure what they can do. By combining their diverse sets of skills and experiences, the partners offer customized research and comprehensive advice to guide residents towards workable and practical solutions. Read more

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Pipe Dreams Greywater- New Cool Davis Partner

Replumb your bathroom sink, shower, and clothes washer to water your garden. Save water and money!

By Judy Moores

Kent Thompson’s “Pipe Dreams Greywater” is no longer a dream. It’s Kent’s business, and his aim is to help homeowners conserve and reuse water that would otherwise “go down the drain.”

Kent can help you plumb your bathroom sinks, showers and washing machines for landscape irrigation!  Save water and money! Read more

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