Parks Turf Transformation Saves 1 Million Gallons of Water

More than 1 million gallons of water a year is being saved by a City program which converts grass turf into drought friendly landscaping. Over the past year, City Parks workers removed grass from several sites and replaced it with water conserving options including drought tolerant plants, bark groundcover, mulch and decomposed granite. The City also converted to more water efficient sprinkler systems or eliminated them entirely.

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Facts at a Glance

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-1,114,841 gallons of water saved annually

-Park locations: Patwin, Delta Gardens, Elkhorn, Gateway, Westfield

-30,125 square footage converted

-Helps reach mandated water conservation goals

-Reduces grass maintenance costs, equipment use, greenhouse gas, pesticides

-Types of Plants: Maidenland Roses, Emerald Carpet Manzanita, Little John Bottle brush, Acacia Cognata Dwarf

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