Magazine article Parks & Recreation

NRPA's Online Community Forums Discuss Water Conservation

Magazine article Parks & Recreation

NRPA's Online Community Forums Discuss Water Conservation

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"What large-scale measure have your agency put in place to conserve water both indoors and out?"

We have implemented a comprehensive water ordinance, installed centralized irrigation systems, installed waterless urinals, eliminated dilapidated pools and replaced them with splash pads, and aggressively removed turf and replaced them with drought-tolerant plant material where feasible. However, the "next practice" that I find most intriguing is the engineering work that measures the results of stormwater capture and treatment. With changing weather patterns, this, along with recycled water recharge, is the future. Check out what our partners at Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District are doing to measure results (www.you tube.com/ watch?v=Cq_ZCohsxno&feature=you tu.be). Impressive!!

Scott A. Bangle, CPRP General Manager Riverside County Regional Parks Riverside County, California

How serious is your agency getting about water conservation?

We've done minor upgrades in facilities such as installing low-flow faucets, water-reducing toilets and other inexpensive water conservation measures. …

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