Archive for November, 2015

WHICH WATER EFFICIENCY PROGRAM IS BEST FOR YOU?

November 11, 2015

You may not be an irrigation or water nerd like us, but if you are, you’ve likely heard of the two major types of water efficiency programs: WaterSense and SWAT. But what are the differences? First, a bit of historical context. SWAT History SWAT, or Smart Water Application Technologies, an initiative of the Irrigation Association (IA), is a national partnership of …

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PLANT OF THE MONTH: MUHLENBERGIA

November 13, 2015

These spectacular, non-invasive, ornamental clumping grasses are versatile and require very little maintenance. Muhlenbergias are native to the southwestern United States and northern Mexico at elevations of 2500 to 7000 feet. With over 125 species, this large and diverse group can be used as a vertical specimen or accent, a softening feature around boulders and contrasting dessert plants, or a …

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GLENDALE CELEBRATES 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF WATER CONSERVATION PROGRAM

November 18, 2015

The Glendale Water Services Department’s Water Conservation program is celebrating 30 years of working with the community to save water – our most precious resource! Established in 1985, the mission of the Water Conservation Office is to provide a comprehensive water conservation program that promotes efficient water use by providing the information and inspiration needed—to save water.  This comprehensive program …

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3 TIPS TO SAVE A HOLIDAY PARTY FROM GREASE BACK UP

November 19, 2015

You probably already know not to pour grease down the kitchen drain. But what about the holiday turkey and gravy? Or the skins from the potatoes or the leftover pumpkin pie? Unfortunately, they’re also sources of fats, oil and grease – known as FOG – and some of the leading causes of sewer damage and backups. Because the sewers receive …

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