In a continuing effort to discuss water supply and demand in the City of Alameda, Liz Acord, management analyst with the Public Works Department answered more questions regarding water use here.
According to actual figures of water use between March and December 2014, the city reduced its overall usage by 29 percent compared to the same period in 2013. This amounts to an overall savings of 120,564,277 gallons between 2013 and 2014.
On Sunday, May 17, Alameda Support Foundation (ASF), together with the Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS), will be holding the first “Now That Your Lawn Is Gone” Garden Tour. The tour is an opportunity to visit more than 20 homes in Alameda that have removed their traditional front lawns in favor of more climate-friendly alternatives. These include vegetables, stone sculptures, and Mediterranean and native plants.
There will also be a raffle and plant sale as part of the event. All proceeds from the event will go to supporting the animals at FAAS.