WaterNow Alliance assisted 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 created a program toolkit that can be rebranded and replicated by other cities.
Both the City of Ontario and the City of San Clemente in Southern California submitted applications seeking outside assistance to develop an outreach and education program aimed at helping HOAs use water more efficiently. WaterNow organized a stakeholder meeting with each city and representatives of HOAs in their service area. The meeting allowed the cities to explain their objectives for the program and gave HOA Board Members and Managers the opportunity to ask questions and express concerns. The information gathered during these meetings was used to develop education packets that will help HOAs make well informed decisions about how their landscapes are maintained and better understand how much water should be applied to their existing landscapes.
WaterNow developed a workbook to assist Ontario and San Clemente with tracking program success, calculating water savings and documenting actions taken by the HOAs to conserve water. The workbook and educational materials developed for this project will be used to create a tool kit that will allow other cities to rebrand and replicate a similar program in their service area.
In October, WaterNow launched its Project Accelerator. This program provides water utilities with 3-6 months of technical and program assistance to help jumpstart a local sustainable water project. Learn more ...