If you live in Los Angeles, consider yourself lucky with your mandate– an average 20% reduction. Beverly Hills faces a 36% reduction. If you, like many others who have been conscious of the drought for the past several years, have already been conserving, you’ll feel the pinch as the new usage requirements take effect.
We’ve read all about it in the Los Angeles Times, heard the word on public radio, and know what we must do. But there’s a great deal more that we as residents can learn. Come hear the following experts discuss measures we can take that will make the 20-36% reduction a little less painful.
Bill McDonnell, Water Efficiency Manager at the Metropolitan Water District will give us the nuts and bolts about residential and commercial usage, including rebates for what we can do inside and outside the house. He will give us shocking facts about the water we use, about how much goes down the drain when we’re not even looking. And by learning that, we can save not only water, but money.
Pamela Berstler is a principal with G3, a landscape consulting firm that contracts with Beverly Hills and Los Angeles, as well as many other cities in terms of water conservation, education, commercial and residential landscape design and training and so much more. She will give us insight into lawn alternatives and plant choices which use much less water than what we have in our yards now. Pamela will tell us about deals we can take advantage of in terms of irrigation, plant choices and design implementation.
Pioneer Hardware has been a fixture in our community for decades. They stock gadgets that will conserve water in shower heads, toilets and other fixtures inside and outside the home. A representative from Pioneer will show us some examples of cost-effective items that are easy to implement and install.
Former Beverly Hills Mayor Charles Aronberg, M.D., is a physician and environmentalist. He will assure us that although water is the basic resource for life, we can and must make do with less.
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Due to the interest in this program, we have moved it to a new venue: Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills, in the School Auditorium at 8844 Burton Way, Beverly Hills. Parking will be available underneath the building, or there is plenty of street parking available.