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Report Water Wasters


See someone washing down their driveway or running their sprinklers too long? Now you can report water wasters online at Savewater.Ca.Gov. The website invites citizens to become a “water watcher” and file anonymous reports and photos of water being wasted. Announced last week, the new mobile-optimized website will allow residents to report suspected leaks and water waste anywhere in the state from their smartphones, tablets and computers.

Savewater.Ca.Gov  is California’s official statewide conservation education program that is also urging Californians to “Let It Go” this summer by limiting outdoor water use and letting lawns fade to gold, (though it’s really more like brown) while preserving precious water resources for trees and other important landscapes. The program’s public education campaign also encourages Californians to “Turn It Off” and cut back on water use wherever possible inside and outside their homes.

The efforts seem to be working. According to the website, even with record-breaking heat throughout much of the State in June, Californians reduced water use by 27.3 percent and exceeding Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.’s 25 percent mandate in the first month that the new emergency conservation regulation was in effect.

Visit the site at Savewater.Ca.Gov for more information on water conservation.

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Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard is the publisher of the Larchmont Buzz. Patty lives with her family in Fremont Place. She has been active in neighborhood issues since moving here in 1989. Her pictorial history, "Larchmont" for Arcadia Press is available at Chevalier's Books.

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    • oh no, that was not our intention! We just wanted to make sure people knew there was now a place to report excessive watering. Sometimes it’s happening on city or commercial properties and no one even knows about it. Hopefully it will help save water and that’s good for everyone, right?

  1. Ridiculous. The city and state waste money on such things yet do little to actually mitigate the drought itself. They have had decades to upgrade infrastructure and even now refuse to discuss aquifers, aqueducts, desalination, water-reclamation, grey water, and a host of other things to prevent this. A true problem is being used as an opportunity to control the populace and push an agenda. Add the DWP’s attempt to raise rates again all in the name of “infrastructure.” Their primary job is infrastructure and any and all spending should go there first – before pensions, before filling the general fund’s coffers. “Progressive” insanity at its finest, and yes, much like 1938.


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