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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

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