October 26, 2011

Santa Cruz’s water…tapwater now and in the future

See how new info affects Desal planning efforts and where your future tapwater may come from…

The Santa Cruz City Council will hold a Special Study Session to receive an update on the City’s water supply and demand projections. The public is encouraged to attend the Study Session on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chambers to learn more about the updated water supply and demand projections that have been conducted to update the 2005 Integrated Water Plan.

For more information on the study session or the City’s Integrated Water Plan please contact Bill Kocher at bkocher@cityofsantacruz.com or by phone at 831- 420-5200 or visit the City of Santa Cruz website: www.cityofsantacruz.com.

October 26, 2011

The rain is a-coming-capture some of it…Start your own OFG

That’s an Ocean Friendly Garden.

Prevent runoff…water your plants…save some dough..2 chances coming up 

Rainwater Harvesting 

Saturday, October 29, 2011  10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Golden Love of Love’s Gardens will teach this DIY installation and tour of infiltration galleries, basins, and bio-swales to harvest rainwater. Cost is $45.
Register online now!

Here is an outline of the day ( 10 am – 4 pm ) 

Registration, food and drinks
Welcome, introductions, and layout of the day
Short Powerpoint on Water Neutral Gardens, Infiltration Galleries, Basins and Bio Swales
Primer on Image J design software:  participants will be designing their own rainwater harvesting system
Walking tour of rainwater catchment systems in neighborhood
Lunch (Walk to demo site)
Talk and pictures by Angie Stuart from Resource Conservation District:  examples of systems in Santa Cruz County
Building an actual infiltration gallery at a Westside residence…..some initial work will already be done
Closing:  connecting with each other…supporting each other’s goals

Rain Harvesting and Water Storage Demonstration, Saturday, Nov. 5, 8 a.m. to noon, Pro-Build Garden Center, 235 River St., Santa Cruz, 423-0223. Rainwater harvesting displays in parking lot, demonstrated by Bruce Hallinan from Bushman Systems of Temecula. Bring your questions, learn how to irrigate your garden while preventing runoff that can pollute waterways and cause erosion. Event is free.