Above: DGS’ Tab Ichiho maintains the drip irrigation system in a Capitol Park rose bed. Featured photo: DGS’ Sanjay Ram operates an aerator to maximize water conservation at Capitol Park.

With the statewide snowpack – source of much of the California’s water supply – at lower than average levels so far this month, combined with  a dry, warm February, we need water conservation now as much as ever.

DGS continues to do its part at DGS-managed buildings and facilities including Capitol Park where DGS crews have been busy aerating, mulching and tuning-up drip irrigation systems and sprinklers in order to continue reducing water use.

The water conservation techniques DGS is employing at state facilities can also be used at your home or workplace. Here are some conservation tips from Save Our

Read more about the state of California’s water conservation efforts during the current drought.

Water-saving mulch is applied to trees and plants in Capitol Park by DGS’ Mark Cooper.

Written by California Department of General Services

The Department of General Services (DGS) serves as business manager for the state of California. General Services helps to better serve the public by providing a variety of services to state agencies through procurement and acquisition solutions, real estate management and design, environmentally friendly transportation, professional printing, design and web services, and funding for the creation and construction of safe schools. The DGS vision: Excellence in the Business of Government!

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