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Blogger - Sharon Fraser

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The Council welcomes Sharon Fraser to our team!  Sharon is available part time to answer member questions about water conservation program design or implementation, and use of the Council BMP reporting application. 

She recently retired from the El Dorado Irrigation District after more than 25 years of service, including eight years as the district’s water conservation coordinator. 

Sharon’s blog will offer insight and advice on water conservation program implementation, as well as feature new and successful conservation programs from Council members around the state.  We welcome you to send Sharon questions.  Send your email to  

Watch for an online request form coming soon to this page to assist you in sending your questions to Sharon.


A Blog About Water Conservation & Efficiency for Council Members

Highlighting a Member’s Innovative Program:

Contractor performance payments for following a water budget and achieving water savings

Friday, September 11, 2015

The San Diego County Water Authority and San Diego Gas & Electric recently co-sponsored a program to improve landscape irrigation for commercial properties with dedicated landscape meters. The program offered $1,700 to landscape contractors able to reduce average annual water use by 20 percent over a 12-month period from an established baseline.  Participants were required to manage landscapes to a water budget. Additionally, incentives were offered for labor and materials to 1) fix leaks, 2) reduce pressure, and/or 3) install irrigation efficiency upgrades to improve irrigation distribution uniformity.  

Do you need help with the AWWA Water Audit?

Wednesday, September 02, 2015
As you should be aware, agencies are expected to use the AWWA Water Audit Software to meet one of the coverage requirements of the Water Loss Control BMP (1.2). This software allows utilities to complete a preliminary water system audit in the standardized and transparent manner advocated by the American Water Works Association (AWWA)...

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