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Gachina recognized for water savings

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Through a number of methods, the company reduced water usage by more than 12 percent last year.

| April 1, 2013

Gachina was recently recognized by the Marina Coast Water District for its water savings over the past 3 years, including this past year with a 12.3 percent decrease in water use.

Here are the specs of the project.

Gachina Landscape Maintenance: 2004-present
Property Information: 500-home Community, Seaside Highlands, Seaside, Calif.
Total Landscaped Area: 19.5 acres: Turf: 5.3 acres, Shrubs & Groundcover: 14.2 acres

Issue: Marina Coast Water District double digit increases and water penalties

Goal: Decrease the increase in water costs

Success: Overall water reduction of landscape water in the last 3 years.
12.3 percent water reduction in 2012

How the company achieved the goal: Replaced 7,496 nozzles, cut water to mature plant material, reduced run time on turf and shrubs, removed turf, programmed existing clocks to historic ET, constant monitoring to check  percent and adjust as needed.
 

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