Redwood City challenges residents, businesses to conserve water

Redwood City authorities are trying to promote water conservation by inviting residents and businesses to take part in the 10 Gallon Challenge through the city's Web site.

The city is encouraging interested parties to visit http://www.redwoodcity.org/10gallon to select water-saving actions they'll pledge to do, with the purpose of getting in the habit of using less water daily.

The Web site provides conservation measures such as shortening showers by two minutes, which saves 5 gallons of water, and watering lawns only before 6 a.m. or after 8 p.m., which saves up to 20 gallons, according to the city.</p>

Everyone who pledges to save at least 10 gallons a day has the opportunity to print out a pledge certificate to their Web site.

The city is issuing the challenge as a reaction to a statewide drought declared last summer, which it says is the first time California has declared a drought since the period from 1987 to 1992.

Bay City News

Bay Area NewsdroughtLocalWater conservation

Just Posted

San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler, pictured in July at Oracle Park, says team members simultaneously can be “measured and calm” and “looking to push the accelerator.” (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)
How Gabe Kapler sets the tone for Giants’ success with strategy, mindset

‘There’s no doubt in my mind that he’s the hands-down manager of the year’

Artist Agnieszka Pilat, pictured with Spot the Robot Dog from Boston Robotics, has a gallery show opening at Modernism. (Courtesy Agnieszka Pilat)
Screenshots of VCs, Kanye and tech parties by the Bay

In this week’s roundup, Ben Horowitz’s surprising hip-hop knowledge and the chic tech crowd at Shack15

If he secured a full term in the Senate, Newsom would become the most powerful Californian Democrat since Phil Burton at the height of his career, or maybe ever. <ins>(Kevin Hume/The Examiner)</ins>
Firefighters extinguish burning material near Lake Tahoe on Sept. 3 in the wake of the Caldor Fire; environmental scientists say the huge fire is bringing to light deficiencies in forest management. <ins>(Max Whittaker/New York Times)</ins>
Cal Fire, timber industry must face an inconvenient truth

We are logging further into the wildfire and climate crisis

Changing zoning in San Francisco neighborhoods where single family homes prevail is crucial in the effort to achieve equity. (Shutterstock)
To make SF livable, single-family zoning must be changed

Let’s move to create affordable housing for working class families

Most Read