This year, since leaving the Council I have been approached repeatedly by people for the Sacramento area who want to take action to reduce their water footprint in response to the drought. As a result I decided to adjust my message to address the grassroots. Here is some news coverage from KCRA Channel 3 in Sacramento :
The Home and Garden “show also features lectures by water-use consultant Chris Brown.
He said well intentioned homeowners often make the mistake of purchasing expensive, new irrigation systems but do not design them properly.
‘The irrigation design is not adequate for the spacing and you end up watering the sidewalk or the curb, which is not going to grow no matter how much you water it,’ said Brown.
He also advised people to purchase faucets, toilets and shower heads that feature the federal government’s Water Sense logo.
‘(It) guarantees you 20 percent savings over the average use of whatever is on the market today. And those products have been tested,’ said Brown.”