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New Watering Law Passes Sacramento Council Committee


A new landscape-watering ordinance has passed the  Sacramento City Council Law and Legislation Committee.

Helen Selph is with the Community Development Department. 

"It prohibits high-water-use plants in median strips, such as cool-season turf. It reduces the water budget allowance for landscapes. It requires more efficient irrigation systems. And for the first time it includes a prescriptive compliance option which takes a checklist approach to landscapes less than 2500 square feet."

The proposed changes will be forwarded to the full council for a vote November 24th.

The city must change its watering efficiency standards to meet or exceed state law by December 1st.

Bob Moffitt

Sacramento Region Reporter

Bob reports on all things northern California and Nevada. His coverage of police technology, local athletes, and the environment has won a regional Associated Press and several Edward R. Murrow awards.   Read Full Bio 

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