SOURCE: Association of California Water Agencies

Association of California Water Agencies

July 05, 2011 16:25 ET

Save Our Water & OSH Partner on Water-Wise Gardening Giveaway

OSH Customers to Receive Free Sunset Magazine Gardening Guide

SACRAMENTO, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 5, 2011) - Save Our Water, California's largest statewide water conservation public education program, has joined with Orchard Supply Hardware to help promote water conservation in California. Today, an email newsletter was sent to thousands of hardware retailer's customers, providing each one with a coupon for a complimentary copy of Sunset magazine's "Easy Water-Wise Gardening" guide.

"We are delighted to join with Orchard Supply Hardware to help educate more Californians about the benefits of water-wise gardening," said Timothy Quinn, executive director of the Association of California Water Agencies, which created the Save Our Water program with the California Department of Water Resources. "Research shows that most people are willing to conserve but need help finding new ways to save water at home. Making smart changes to our landscaping is an easy and important way to reduce our household water use."

The 32-page guide provides information and ideas on landscape design, plant selection, water-saving irrigation systems, ways to catch and save water, and strategies for reducing the need to water, such as using plenty of mulch. View a PDF version of the guide at The publication also includes a money-saving coupon for drip irrigation equipment purchased at Orchard. Customers simply need to present the email coupon to the customer service desk at their local Orchard store to receive the free Sunset guide. (Supplies are limited.)

"Orchard is delighted to join with Save Our Water to provide this practical guide to our customers," said Rick Saunders, director of marketing for Orchard. "Water is critical to California's way of life. We think this Sunset gardening publication will help inspire our customers to create beautiful landscaping that also saves water."

About Save Our Water
The Save Our Water program is a statewide public education program designed to encourage Californians to make water conservation a daily habit. For more information about how to conserve water or about the Save Our Water public education program, please visit or join the effort on Facebook or Twitter.

About Orchard Supply Hardware
Orchard Supply Hardware is a leading regional home improvement retailer operating 89 full-service home and garden stores located throughout California and headquartered in San Jose, California. Orchard Supply Hardware stores offer a comprehensive selection of hardware, lawn and garden, and specialty products. The company has a rich heritage and was founded in 1931 as a farmers' cooperative in the Santa Clara Valley offering supplies to local growers. For more information about Orchard Supply Hardware, visit

Contact Information

  • Media contacts:
    Jennifer Persike
    Association of California Water Agencies
    (916) 441-4545

    Rick Saunders
    Orchard Supply Hardware
    (408) 365-2662