The City of Palm Springs is committed to cutting water use and addressing the severe water shortages and critical drought issues we face. A Water Task Force has been created to work on the Council directive to address the drought. Members include Commissioners from Sustainability, Planning, Parks and Recreation, Architectural Advisory Commission and Palm Springs Neighborhood Involvement Committee.
The results of participation in our program can be seen in the map below.
TURF BUY BACK PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS CITY OF PALM SPRINGS
The City Council has determined a strategy to reduce water use and combat the drought. Council directives and next steps include:
Implement model legislative & administrative practices
Water efficient landscape ordinance
Model water efficient plant palette
Reduce City facility water use
Increase Community wide and City facility turf conversion
Strengthen water waste requirements and enforcement
Examine water “re-use” opportunities (e.g. swimming pool draining and reclaimed water infrastructure
Working with the Desert Water Agency on joint conservation projects and programs
Engage large water users in long-range water resource planning
Survey of large water users
Incentive programs – funding and coordination
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