Introduction  Resident Solutions Conclusion Water-Efficiency for Residents  of Santa Monica Luis Suarez  Water Programs Su...
Introduction  Resident Solutions Conclusion Santa Monica’s Water Supply Depleting reservoir  levels 86% of water is  impor...
Introduction  Resident Solutions Conclusion Dry conditions = extreme fire danger Loss of crops Rural and urban economic lo...
CA 3rd year of drought Colorado River 10 th   year of drought Drought In Western U.S. Introduction  Resident Solutions Con...
Excessive Urban  Runoff Excessive Water Waste Increasing Water Demand Contamination of  Santa Monica’s  Groundwater Wells ...
Excessive  energy and  greenhouse gases to  import water Introduction  Resident Solutions Conclusion Water + Energy = Wate...
Average Multi Family building uses  745 gallons/day ~60 gallons/day per unit Average Single Family uses 420 gallons/day ~2...
Our Goals: Keep within our allocated amount  especially during the  summer months Eliminate water waste Introduction  Resi...
Santa Monica City Council declared an Advisory Level  effective July 1, 2009 The City of Santa  Monica is requesting  that...
*Avg. multi family unit  water use = ~60 hcf/year Stages 1- 4 require mandatory rationing  through water allowances (budge...
*Avg. single family water  use = ~203 hcf/year Stages 1- 4 require  mandatory rationing  through water allowances (budgets...
1 hcf = 748 gallons 98 gallons/day Variances There will be an appeals  process for customers  that either need more  water...
Introduction  Resident Solutions Conclusion Restrooms Kitchen Landscaping Resident Solutions
Upgrade showerheads to  1..5 gal/ min  Keep showers to less  than 10 minutes Upgrade toilets from 1.6 gal/flush or greater...
Kitchen When hand washing dishes, fill  sink, don’t leave water running Operate dishwasher only when completely loaded Ins...
Adjust sprinklers to prevent  runoff Install drip irrigation – retrofit existing sprinklers to drip Set controller start t...
Reduce lawn to climate appropriate plants Take car to a carwash Install rotating nozzles on all sprinkler spray heads To r...
Reduce lawn to climate appropriate plants Introduction  Resident Solutions Conclusion Landscaping Reduce water use 80% and...
Reduce lawn to climate appropriate plants Introduction  Resident Solutions Conclusion Landscaping Reduce water use 80% and...
Reduce lawn to climate appropriate plants Introduction  Resident Solutions Conclusion Landscaping Reduce water use 80% and...
Reduce lawn to climate appropriate plants Introduction  Resident Solutions Conclusion Landscaping Reduce water use 80% and...
Introduction  Resident Solutions Conclusion Resources For Free Business Greening Consultation: Sustainable Works  Business...
For more information about the water shortage and conservation tips, www.water.smgov.net Introduction  Resident Solutions ...
Keep Saving  Santa Monica’s Water! Introduction  Restaurant Solutions Conclusion Water Is a Limited Resource
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    1. 1. Introduction Resident Solutions Conclusion Water-Efficiency for Residents of Santa Monica Luis Suarez Water Programs Sustainable Works
    2. 2. Introduction Resident Solutions Conclusion Santa Monica’s Water Supply Depleting reservoir levels 86% of water is imported Traveling 400 miles Metropolitan Water District (86%) Private Water Agency City-Owned Groundwater Wells (12%) SMURRF (2%) Recycles Urban Runoff
    3. 3. Introduction Resident Solutions Conclusion Dry conditions = extreme fire danger Loss of crops Rural and urban economic loss Next year: uncertain supplies State Water Supply Challenges Decreasing Sierra Snow Pack <ul><li>2008 Court Decisions </li></ul><ul><li>~30% Water reduction due to decreasing Salmon and Delta Smelt in Bay- Delta </li></ul><ul><li>L.A. Aqueduct Reductions </li></ul>Drought Population increasing in Southern California
    4. 4. CA 3rd year of drought Colorado River 10 th year of drought Drought In Western U.S. Introduction Resident Solutions Conclusion It will take more than one extremely wet winter for storage levels to recover - The Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) 2005 2009
    5. 5. Excessive Urban Runoff Excessive Water Waste Increasing Water Demand Contamination of Santa Monica’s Groundwater Wells Introduction Resident Solutions Conclusion Water Supply Problems Some Santa Monica City wells will not be usable for another 1 to 2 years – City of S.M. Office of Sustainability and Environment
    6. 6. Excessive energy and greenhouse gases to import water Introduction Resident Solutions Conclusion Water + Energy = Watergy 20% of California's energy is required to transport our water - California Energy Commission
    7. 7. Average Multi Family building uses 745 gallons/day ~60 gallons/day per unit Average Single Family uses 420 gallons/day ~200 gallons/day Introduction Resident Solutions Conclusion Current Daily Water Use
    8. 8. Our Goals: Keep within our allocated amount especially during the summer months Eliminate water waste Introduction Resident Solutions Conclusion Water Shortage Response Plan
    9. 9. Santa Monica City Council declared an Advisory Level effective July 1, 2009 The City of Santa Monica is requesting that all water customers voluntarily reduce water use by 10% Introduction Resident Solutions Conclusion Stage 1 – 15% Reduction Stage 2 – 20% Reduction Stage 3 – 30% Reduction Stage 4 – 50% Reduction In Effect City-Wide Water Reduction Goals Advisory– 10% Reduction
    10. 10. *Avg. multi family unit water use = ~60 hcf/year Stages 1- 4 require mandatory rationing through water allowances (budgets) Penalties would be charged on the excess water used Introduction Resident Solutions Conclusion Stage 1– 48 hcf/year/unit ( 98 gallons/day) + outdoor water allowance Stage 2– 48 hcf/year/unit ( 98 gallons/day) + outdoor water allowance Stage 3– 37 hcf/year/unit (76 gallons/day) + outdoor water allowance Stage 4– 37 hcf/year/unit ( 76 gallons/day) + outdoor water allowance Multi-Family Water Supply Allowance
    11. 11. *Avg. single family water use = ~203 hcf/year Stages 1- 4 require mandatory rationing through water allowances (budgets). Penalties would be charged on the excess water used Introduction Resident Solutions Conclusion Stage 1– 132 hcf/year ( 271 gallons/day) + outdoor water use allowance Stage 2– 132 hcf/year (271 gallons/day) + outdoor water use allowance Stage 3– 98 hcf/year ( 201 gallons/day) + outdoor water use allowance Stage 4– 98 hcf/year ( 201 gallons/day) + outdoor water use allowance Single-Family Water Supply Allowance
    12. 12. 1 hcf = 748 gallons 98 gallons/day Variances There will be an appeals process for customers that either need more water due to incorrect assumptions need to use or more than their allowance Introduction Resident Solutions Conclusion Penalties & Variances 1-4 hcf = $4.00 / excess hcf 5-10 hcf = $16.00 /excess hcf 11-16 hcf = $32.00 /excess hcf 17+ hcf = $40.00/ excess hcf, plus other restrictions if applicable
    13. 13. Introduction Resident Solutions Conclusion Restrooms Kitchen Landscaping Resident Solutions
    14. 14. Upgrade showerheads to 1..5 gal/ min Keep showers to less than 10 minutes Upgrade toilets from 1.6 gal/flush or greater to 1.28 gal/flush or less or dual flush Don’t use toilet as a trashcan Install low-flow aerators of 2.5 gal/min or less Turn off water when brushing teeth or shaving Introduction Resident Solutions Conclusion Bathroom Check with the City of Santa Monica for possible rebates or free products Showerhead Tank Type Faucet with aerator Faucet High-Efficient Showerhead High-Efficiency Toilet
    15. 15. Kitchen When hand washing dishes, fill sink, don’t leave water running Operate dishwasher only when completely loaded Install low-flow aerators of 2.5 gal/min for kitchens Fix leaky faucets Introduction Resident Solutions Conclusion It takes 8 glasses of water to wash 1 glass. – City of S.M. Office of Sustainability and the Environment
    16. 16. Adjust sprinklers to prevent runoff Install drip irrigation – retrofit existing sprinklers to drip Set controller start time between 4 am - 5 am Upgrade to a weather based &quot;Smart&quot; irrigation controller Install a rain barrel or redirect downspouts to landscaping Direct gardeners to the City’s free Landscape & Irrigation training Rebates may be available Introduction Resident Solutions Conclusion Landscaping uses 40% of a property’s total water use. – City of S.M. Office of Sustainability and the Environment Landscaping
    17. 17. Reduce lawn to climate appropriate plants Take car to a carwash Install rotating nozzles on all sprinkler spray heads To reduce evaporation, apply mulch Report to your property manager any irrigation overspray or runoff   Use a broom to clean driveways and sidewalks Always send wastewater to landscaping or the sewer not the storm drain Introduction Resident Solutions Conclusion Landscaping Reduce water use 80% and reduce maintenance 40%, by installing water efficient irrigation and climate appropriate plants
    18. 18. Reduce lawn to climate appropriate plants Introduction Resident Solutions Conclusion Landscaping Reduce water use 80% and reduce maintenance 40%, by installing water efficient irrigation and climate appropriate plants BEFORE
    19. 19. Reduce lawn to climate appropriate plants Introduction Resident Solutions Conclusion Landscaping Reduce water use 80% and reduce maintenance 40%, by installing water efficient irrigation and climate appropriate plants AFTER
    20. 20. Reduce lawn to climate appropriate plants Introduction Resident Solutions Conclusion Landscaping Reduce water use 80% and reduce maintenance 40%, by installing water efficient irrigation and climate appropriate plants BEFORE
    21. 21. Reduce lawn to climate appropriate plants Introduction Resident Solutions Conclusion Landscaping Reduce water use 80% and reduce maintenance 40%, by installing water efficient irrigation and climate appropriate plants AFTER
    22. 22. Introduction Resident Solutions Conclusion Resources For Free Business Greening Consultation: Sustainable Works Business Greening Program (310) 458-8716 ext. 2 (310) 434-3668 FAX For Qualified Rebate Products: Save A Buck Rebate Program 1-877-728-2282 www.mwdsaveabuck.com www.bewaterwise.com For Landscape Grant and Landscape Information: Bay Saver Program 1-866-728-3229 www.sustainablesme.org/landscape
    23. 23. For more information about the water shortage and conservation tips, www.water.smgov.net Introduction Resident Solutions Conclusion City of Santa Monica Resources Water Resources Protection Programs: (310) 458-8235 www.smgov.net/epwm/utilities Urban Runoff/Water Conservation: (310) 458-2213 www.smepd.org Household Hazardous Waste Facility: (310) 458-2255 To report pollution - Pollution Prevention Hotline: (310) 458-8945 Food Service Container Ban: (310) 458-4925 www.smepd.org/container Clean Bay Restaurant Certification: (310) 458-8235
    24. 24. Keep Saving Santa Monica’s Water! Introduction Restaurant Solutions Conclusion Water Is a Limited Resource
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