City of Palmdale Honored for Water Conservation
The City of Palmdale was recognized for its efforts to voluntarily reduce water use at the Palmdale Water District (PWD) board meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 14. Palmdale Mayor Jim Ledford accepted the proclamation on behalf of the City of Palmdale from PWD Board President Richard "Dick" Wells at a short ceremony before the business meeting.
"This really is a tribute to our staff who have done an outstanding job of incorporating a number of different methods to help conserve water," said Ledford. "The City of Palmdale has reduced their water use on all City parks and other city accounts by 12 percent and has reduced their water use on 39 percent of all their accounts by 15 percent," said Wells in reading the proclamation.
The City of Palmdale's water conservation ordinance, which was adopted in 1991, has been instrumental in maximizing water use throughout the City by establishing efficient standards for plan approval on all landscape and irrigation projects. Tools utilized by the City to save water include decreasing watering days and times, conducting regular water audits, increasing turf mowing heights, xeriscaping, use of technologies such as the Maxicom water management system, installation of synthetic grass, recycling pool water, installation of water saving devices, point source irrigation, installing water efficient sprinkler heads, aerating turf for maximum water penetration and mulching around plants and shrubs.
For more information on Palmdale's water conservation program, contact the public works department at 267-5300.