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Board of Supervisors drought workshop rescheduled to May 18

Board of Supervisors drought workshop rescheduled to May 18

Author: SuperUser Account/Tuesday, April 21, 2015/Categories: Uncategorized, Living

A drought workshop planned by the Board of Supervisors has been rescheduled to May 18 from 9:30 a.m. to noon in the Board meeting chambers, 4080 Lemon St. in Riverside. Originally scheduled for May 26, that date and other possibilities conflicted with schedules for some Board members and other participants. The Board will discuss the current drought and its potential impacts on Riverside County.

Representatives from water agencies and other entities are being asked to participate and may discuss their strategies for dealing with the drought now and in the future.

Gov. Brown recently ordered state water officials to impose mandatory restrictions and reduce potable water use statewide by 25 percent through Feb. 28. Among the workshop topics will be water conservation at facilities owned and operated by the county, and updated irrigation and landscaping standards for new development projects in the county unincorporated areas. A key component of the discussion will focus on how to retrofit existing development through turf removal and replacement with drought-tolerant landscaping. Board members also will discuss ways to educate and reach out to residents and businesses about the seriousness of the drought and the need to modify water use.

The public is invited to attend the workshop.

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