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Excellent drought workshop today in Folsom for landscape irrigation managers.

Fifteen DGS landscapers from the department’s building and property management branch attended the sold out workshop, sponsored by the California Department of Water Resources and UC Davis, to learn best practices for conserving water during California’s severe drought.

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Photo: DGS employees Peggy Sweeny (l) and Margaret Caudill (r) takes notes on irrigation management techniques.

Earlier this month, Governor Brown announced the first ever 25 percent statewide mandatory water reductions and a series of actions to help save water, increase enforcement to prevent wasteful water use, streamline the state’s drought response and invest in new technologies that will make California more drought resilient. This order included measures to help: replace lawns with drought tolerant landscaping and old appliances with more water and energy efficient models; cut water use at campuses, golf courses, cemeteries and other large landscapes; prevent potable water irrigation at new developments unless water-efficient drip systems are used; and stop watering of ornamental grass on public street medians.

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