SOURCE: Save Our Water

Save Our Water

May 20, 2011 15:12 ET

Save Our Water Sponsors Water-Wise Garden Guide in June Sunset Magazine

Save Our Water Publication Encourages Low-Water Gardens

SACRAMENTO, CA--(Marketwire - May 20, 2011) - When people in California look for gardening answers and inspiration, the timeless and beautiful Sunset magazine is often where they go. That's why the Save Our Water program included an 8-page guide to water-wise gardening in the June issue of Sunset. Titled "6 Simple Steps to a Water-wise Garden," the insert provides tips and ideas on how to create beautiful outdoor landscaping and save water.

Because the majority of California's water waste occurs outdoors, the Save Our Water program's spring and summer outreach program will focus on educating California on simple and easy ways to reduce outdoor water use. This Sunset insert targets California gardeners in an effort to encourage residents to shrink their lawn, plant California friendly plants and flowers, and invest in water-efficient irrigation equipment.

California law requires urban communities to reduce water use by 20% by 2020. When Gov. Jerry Brown officially ended the state's drought declaration in March, he reminded Californians to continue to save water, calling conservation a "key" element to stretching the state's water supply. With education efforts such as the Sunset water-wise gardening insert, the Save Our Water program helps local water agencies educate consumers on why and how to save water at home.

"We are pleased to partner with Sunset magazine to produce a water-wise gardening insert," said Timothy Quinn, executive director of the Association of California Water Agencies. "This publication will give readers great garden design ideas and options, along with useful tips on ways they can save water outdoors."

View a PDF version of the insert at The insert will be in all magazines delivered to homes in California and in newsstands throughout the state.

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.

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    Association of California Water Agencies
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