Nov. 23 2015
The City of Santa Monica, California, is banning the use of nearly all new irrigation sprinklers for landscaping, deeming it a water waster. They’ve issued a ban on sprinkler-based irrigation system ...
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Nov. 23 2015
Over the 2014-2015 fiscal year, the Metropolitan Water District, serving the city of Los Angeles and the surrounding area, spent more than $300 million on water conservation efforts. The city’s Depa ...
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Nov. 21 2015
As temperatures drop across the nation, large patch fungus is on the rise. Large patch, formerly known as brown patch, is a disease caused by the fungus Rhizoctonia solani, and shows up as areas of br ...
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Nov. 20 2015
The borough of Florham Park, New Jersey, wants to spruce up some of its lots, while at the same time, cutting costs. So, they’ve invited local landscape companies to “adopt” these sites and fix ...
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Nov. 19 2015
Starting in December, the city of Mentor-on-the-Lake, Ohio, is requiring all independent landscape contractors to register with the town. According to local Law Director James M. Lyons, the new ordina ...
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Nov. 19 2015
As population numbers continue to grow, water use continues to rise, and more and more cities, counties, and states are wondering how everyone will get the water they need. Many employ a strategy of c ...
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Nov. 18 2015
In South Burlington, the Vermont Air National Guard base is producing graywater. Oddly enough, this supply doesn’t just pour from laundry machines, showers and faucets. This graywater comes from foo ...
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Nov. 18 2015
This past summer, the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power offered hundreds of millions of dollars for property owners looking to get rid of their turf lawns. One company, Turf Terminators, rec ...
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Nov. 17 2015
The revision of the Waters of the United States rule, which defines the EPA’s domain to include any “significant nexuses” of water connected to regulated waterways, is under fire. Thirty states ...
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Nov. 17 2015
Marcus Hill, 35, of Berlin, Connecticut, was recently arrested and charged with first degree larceny by defrauding a public community, as well as unemployment compensation fraud. According to Mark A ...
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Nov. 16 2015
Three separate incidents provide a quick reminder that we who work in the green industry need to keep safety top of mind at all times. The first is the electrocution death of a 61-year-old member of ...
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Nov. 16 2015
STIHL in Virginia Beach, Virginia, makers of lawn and landscape equipment, has issued a recall for approximately 156,000 of their products sold between November 2014 and September 2015. This comes in ...
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Nov. 14 2015
A Norwegian team brought their souped-up lawn mower to speeds of nearly 135 mph to take on the 117 mph world record. They started with a Viking T6 lawn mower and rebuilt it into the ‘World's Fastes ...
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Nov. 13 2015
Capitol Hill is one of Washington, D.C.’s wealthier neighborhoods. Lately, there’s been an increase in street crime in the area--muggings, stickups and car thefts. Suspects have been described vag ...
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Nov. 12 2015
Widespread graywater reuse could be coming to Arizona. Residences in Phoenix have reduced their water use by 30 percent since hitting a peak back in 1996. That reduction has come about through the ins ...
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Nov. 12 2015
Commissioners of Lee County, Florida, voted to rescind the contract of the Andrew Murray Company, Punta Gorda, Florida, for failure to perform a number of jobs. The contract was awarded to Murray to m ...
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Nov. 11 2015
Under an experimental California program launched by Los Angeles city and country officials, 10 homes will have containers installed to catch rainwater. The program comes as officials unveiled a 20-ye ...
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Nov. 11 2015
There is growing concern--from the EPA and the state of California, as well as distressed parents--about the safety of crumb rubber, the pellets made from ground-up discarded tires. They’re used in ...
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Nov. 10 2015
The all-new Kawasaki EFI made its debut at the GIE+Expo recently. It will be available on select models of FX Series and FS Series engines. According to a Kawasaki spokesperson, the new EFI en ...
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Nov. 10 2015
Aquarion Water Company, which provides water to more than 600,000 people in Connecticut—not California or Arizona--is asking residents to shut down sprinklers and irrigation systems for the season b ...
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2015 STATUS REPORT

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