With upcoming expansion of irrigation meter programs, it is important to take a step back and analyze known information about the real-world application of these programs.
The California Water Efficiency Partnership conducted detailed interviews with nine diverse water suppliers from all regions of the state to take into account demographic and climatic differences. We further surveyed 56 additional water suppliers via an online survey. Our aim was to find answers to the following questions:
And more specifically:
Results are divided into five components of implementing irrigation management programs: 1) Installation of irrigation meters, 2) Measurement of the irrigated area covered by dedicated irrigation meters, 3) Designing water budgets, 4) Utilizing water budgets, and 5) Engaging with customers
This “Lessons Learned” Guidebook was made possible with support from the California Department of Water Resources. It builds on landscape irrigation management resources previously developed by the California Urban Water Conservation Council, the California Water Efficiency Partnership, and others.
Appendix 1 – Summary Data A
Appendix 2 – Water Agency Interviews (Anonymized) (excel)
Appendix 3a – CUWCC BMP 5 Handbook
Appendix 3b – CUWCC Landscape BMP Guidebook
Appendix 3c – CUWCC Large Landscape Programs 2014