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Surfrider's Ocean Friendly Gardenswww.oceanfriendlygardens.org
The Ocean Friendly Gardens TM (OFG) Program educates and assists people in "applying CPR - Conservation, Permeability and Retention - to their gardens to revive their watersheds and oceans:" Conservation of water, energy and habitat through native plants (add allow some climate adapted plants), spaced for mature growth. Permeability through healthy, biologically active soil, and utilizing materials for - or making a cut in - driveways, walkways and patios that allow water to percolate into the soil. Retention devices like rain chains, rain barrels and rain gardens retain water in the soil for the dry seasons or save it to water veggies, preventing it from running off the property.
ValleyCrest Takes on Water Managementvalleycresttakeson.com/watermanagement/
"As the scarcity of potable water increases, it is our responsibility to protect and preserve it. ValleyCrest's innovators are facing the issues head-on as they design, build, and maintain the places that touch our everyday lives. Learn more as we monitor projects in progress, track industry trends and test new technology. Read, discover and join the conversation!"
Probably the best resource around on the basic principles of water storage including design, construction, and maintenance.
Report Water Wastewww.reportwaterwaste.com/index.php
National website that allows anyone to report water waste. Water waste is any water, other than natural precipitation, that flows or sprays into a public right-of-way, city storm drain, or adjacent private property. Most landscaping and city ordinances prohibit any water waste.
CIMIS (California Irrigation Management Information System)wwwcimis.water.ca.gov/cimis/welcome.jsp
"The California Irrigation Management Information System (CIMIS) is a program in the Office of Water Use Efficiency (OWUE), California Department of Water Resources (DWR) that manages a network of over 120 automated weather stations in the state of California. CIMIS was developed in 1982 by the California Department of Water Resource and the University of California at Davis to assist California's irrigators manage their water resources efficiently. Efficient use of water resources benefits Californians by saving water, energy, and money."
SoCal Water Smartwww.socalwatersmart.com/
A website containing information on available rebates for Southern California residential water users.
Be Water Wisewww.bewaterwise.com/index.html
A great resource for creating and maintaining a water wise landscape in Southern California.