WaterNow Project Accelerator
In October of 2017, WaterNow launched Project Accelerator. This program provides water utilities with 3-6 months of technical and program assistance to help jumpstart sustainable local water projects. We provide capabilities ranging from deep water policy expertise to communications strategy.
Since it's launch, we have completed two application rounds and are currently wrapping up our work with the cities of San Clemente and Ontario, CA and the City of Cheyenne, WY. We have recently selected our second round of project, and are excited to be working with the Cities of Thornton, CO and Moulton Niguel Water District.
You can learn more about the individual projects below.
Moulten Niguel Water District
Project Goal: WaterNow Alliance will be working with the City of Thornton on a program to incentivize water efficiency in new home construction by creating a program that is cost-effective for the City and motivates developers to install ultra-efficient plumbing fixtures and low-water use landscapes at the construction phase. We believe this Accelerator project is a special opportunity to develop a program that can be replicated in other communities making Thornton a model across the West and nationwide.
Project Goal: WaterNow will partner with Moulton Niguel Water District and the California Native Plant Society to develop a program that provides the education and tools necessary for nurseries to adapt their business models to accommodate the seasonality of native plant stock. We expect to amplify the success of this program by collaborating with MWD and the other 25 city and water agencies they serve to bring this program to a regional scale.
San Clemente and Ontario, CA
Project Goal: WaterNow Alliance is assisting the City of Ontario and the City of San Clemente with the development of an HOA focused Water Efficient Landscape Outreach and Education Program, and create a program toolkit that can be rebranded and replicated by other cities.
Project Goals: WaterNow Alliance is assisting the Cheyenne Board of Public Utilities with the development of a water conservation program to help income-qualified customers save water and money a through a direct install program while also creating a toolkit that can be rebranded and replicated by other cities.