All too often we see irrigations water streaming down the gutters in the streets. All to often it is one of our neighbors. The state is in a multi year drought and the Colorado River, one of southern California’s main sources of water is in a nine year drought. Major reservoirs are at historic lows despite the recent rainfall earlier in 2010. The fact is most of our summers are dry, unlike say Hawaii where it rain in the afternoons. It is estimated that southern Californians use 56% of their water on landscaping. Overwatering is the number 1 problem for associations. Green lawns make everyone happy until those responsible for paying for the water compare their costs to a neighbor’s.
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