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2014-04-18 23:06:13

Tampa Bay Water has kicked off its Water Smarter public awareness campaign in April. Building on last year’s efforts, the Water Smarter campaign is designed to curb outdoor water use by raising awareness of watering restrictions. Clearwater, FL (PRWEB) April 18, 2014 April is Water Conservation Month in Florida because it’s one of the driest months of the year. And as temperatures start to rise in the spring, so does water use. That’s why Tampa Bay Water has kicked off its Water...

2014-02-10 23:22:03

Water Rationing Could Force Residents in the Southwest to Seek Drought Proof Options for Lawns and Landscapes Dalton, GA (PRWEB) February 10, 2014 California residents are being urged to reduce water consumption on a voluntary basis by twenty percent after state officials announced that they were not going to provide additional water services for over half the residents of the state on January 31. This announcement came on the heels of Gov. Jerry Brown’s declaration of a drought...

2013-06-28 23:24:13

U.S. manufacturer of a do-it-yourself sprinkler system LawnbeltUSA announced a new lawn watering kit that installs just below the turf line. The company reports that their new kit will allows homeowners to save over 30% on their water usage. McCall, ID (PRWEB) June 28, 2013 LawnbeltUSA Inc. announces a new watering kit has been added to their (do-it-yourself (DIY) sprinkler system store. Lawnbelt is an in-ground watering system allows homeowners to install a sprinkler system just inches...

2013-04-04 23:02:26

On Monday April 22, 2013 the world will celebrate Earth Day and Mr. Drip is looking for the best stories that encompass sustainable gardening with Soaker Hoses. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) April 04, 2013 Mr. Drip, a leader in Soaker Hoses and Drip Irrigation Systems is looking for people to share their stories on creative ways they have used soaker hoses for gardening. Many states and cities are preparing for limited watering practices and watering restrictions in areas where drought has often...

2009-05-05 10:00:00

May 3 - 9, 2009 Event Promotes Understanding of Our Water Systems and Natural Resources PACIFIC GROVE, Calif., May 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- California American Water encourages residents of the Monterey Peninsula to recognize "National Drinking Water Week" May 3 - 9. The event was established more than 30 years ago by the American Water Works Association (AWWA) to raise public awareness of the fundamental need for safe and reliable drinking water supplies. "The importance of investing...

2009-03-18 15:42:00

Picture Remains Grim Due to Cumulative Impacts of Drought & Regulatory Restrictions SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The State Water Contractors welcomed the California Department of Water Resources' announcement that State Water Project (SWP) delivery projections have increased from 15 percent to 20 percent, but the organization says that the overall picture remains unchanged. The state continues to face a three-year drought and a deep and growing water crisis. The...

2008-10-31 18:00:21

As most Southlanders welcomed the season's first rainfall and prepared for the annual ritual of turning back their clocks with the end of daylight savings this weekend, officials with the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California pressed consumers to roll back their outdoor watering practices, as well. "Transitioning into fall weather means making adjustments. And this fall, it is vital that we all make changes to lower outdoor water use," said Metropolitan General Manager Jeff...

2008-10-03 12:00:12

By Matt Garfield / mgarfield@heraldonline.com A bailout plan of sorts for the fall planting season won approval Tuesday, clearing the way for homeowners in Rock Hill and much of York County to water their yards twice a week through November. The change takes effect immediately within city limits. Other jurisdictions that buy water from Rock Hill, including Fort Mill and York County, have said they would switch to the same policy. A landscaper applauded the move, saying it will encourage...


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2009-07-04 14:32:56

Xeriscaping and Xerogardening refers to landscaping and gardening in ways that help reduce or even eliminate the need for irrigation. This practice is promoted in areas that do not have easily accessible fresh water supply. As climate patterns shift, more and more regions are using this method. The term "˜xeri' or "˜xero' comes from the Greek "˜xeros' which means "dry". Plants that require the appropriate amount of irrigation in reference to the local climate are emphasized, and care...

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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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