Landscape Architect & Specifier News

APR 2017

LASN is a photographically oriented, professional journal featuring topics of concern and state-of-the-art projects designed or influenced by registered Landscape Architects.

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92 Landscape Architect and Specifier News I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 5 4 3 I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 6 2 0 PHOTO: HEAVILAND LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT, INOVIO ENTRYWAY PROJECT. Turf Removal and Recycled Water Retrofits=Water Savings While the drought in San Diego County ended this winter, years on end of drought will continue to impact Southern California and its landscapes. Heaviland Landscape Management ( ) reports its 2016 commercial landscape and irrigation renovations will save San Diego more than 14 million gallons of potable water annually. Two categories of commercial landscaping projects contributed to the projected water savings calculations: turf removal projects and recycled water retrofit projects. The turf removal projects were accompanied by installing drought tolerant plants and water-efficient irrigation. On 10 commercial turf removal projects in 2016, Heaviland estimates saving San Diego County 2.8 million gallons of potable water a year. Recycled water retrofits can save significant amounts of potable water. Carlsbad, Calif. is expanding its network of recycled water pipelines to use tertiary treated wastewater for landscape irrigation instead of potable water. By converting 596,000 sq. ft. of irrigated area to recycled water in 2016 through retrofits, Heaviland estimates it is saving the county 11.3 million gallons of drinkable water a year. The California Water Board reports the typical San Diegan uses 59 gallons of water a day, or about 21,535 gallons per year. San Diego has a population of 1,394,928 (2015 estimate). "The savings accumulated from our 2016 projects would provide enough water for 654 Californians each year," says Rajan Brown, Heaviland's vice president of resource management. 2018 Proposed Budget continued from page 88 to issue a memo imposing a federal hiring freeze, asserting a long-term plan to reduce the federal government workforce, and signing an executive order to reorganize the executive branch. This budget is the president's "wish list" to Congress. The president signs each of the 12 appropriations bill as Congress passes it. The new fiscal year begins Oct. 1, but the budget is rarely complete at that time.

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