Drought, Irrigation Budget Leave City Parks In “Embarrassing” Shape As Summer Approaches

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Last year when the city received nearly 19 inches of rainfall the funding for irrigation helped the city’s landscaping receive about 85 percent of the necessary water. However, this year with only about 2 inches of rainfall to date,...
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City Council Adopts New Permitting Requirements for Landscaping Projects

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In an effort to continue conserving water, the Long Beach City Council approved new permitting requirements for certain new landscapes and relandscaping projects under the city’s Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance (MWELO), officials announced Thursday.

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Long Beach Exceeds June Conservation Mark; May Lose Lawn-To-Garden Program

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The Long Beach Water Department announced today that in the first month of California’s mandatory water usage reporting period, the City of Long Beach exceeded its assigned conservation mark of 16 percent, reducing its water usage from last June...

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