Water spotters

Posted on June 22nd, 2009 by Phil in Phil Says

istock_000009749421xsmallA San Diego, CA suburb has come up with an ingenious approach to enforcing water conservation regulations: the Neighborhood Watch Program!

At the risk of pitting neighbor against neighbor, the City of Poway, California has instituted a web- and phone- based reporting system for residents to report water wasting practices such as sprinklers operating during rain events, spraying onto streets and sidewalks, gross leakage due to broken sprinkler heads, and others.

Enforcing water conservation restrictions has long been a struggle for regulatory bodies, as it is always a challenge, especially in these times, to find money for resources to enforce conservation or use restriction methods.

Check out this article to see how one city has implemented an innovative approach to keeping wasteful water use in check.  As they say, it takes a village…

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