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Desert Water Agency Segment – February 2, 2024

3:00 – 4:00 PM

Seg 1 – Desert Water Agency Segment

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DESERT WATER AGENCY w/ Xochitl Pena and Clark Elliott, Conservation Manager. re: 1200 S. Gene Autry Tr., Palm Springs, CA. 92262.
– DEFINITION of a Conservation Manager and the incentives DWA offers that Clark oversees;
1. Grass Removal – $3. Per square foot and an additional $1 per square foot in Palm Springs.
2. Smart Controllers – Adjust automatically when it rains.
3. Sprinkler nozzle – Uses less water.
4. Toilets – A $150. credit for an energy-efficient one to cover purchase and installation for residential. Ultra-low-slow. This incentive is for 1.1 gallon per flush toilets or less. Buy it where ever you want. www.dwa.org/toilet.
5. Clothes washers – $250. If you upgrade to an energy-efficient one. They have a sticker on one.
– REPORT that they are launching an huge pipeline replacement program on Caballeros between Tahquitz and Ramon. Between 7 AM and 5 PM. It’s a 30 inch pipeline that is 70 years old that will be replaced w/ iron. The new pipe will last a long time.
– DISCUSSION of the repercussions of NOT replacing leaking pipes.
– REPORT that there is no fluoride put into our water.
– REPORT the General Manager, Mark Krause is retiring after 30 years and is wished well.
– REMEMBER to turn off your sprinklers for 48 hours AFTER it rains.
– (contact info: www.dwa.org.and (760) 323-4971)

Ashley and Clark

Rest in Peace

R.I.P. Tony La Bianco 10.19.1936 – 6.11.2024

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