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Calabasas Becomes First Smart Water Irrigation City in Southern California

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Calabasas, California, will receive a $630,000 state grant to upgrade its irrigation systems. The money will be used to convert city-owned systems to use recycled water and to upgrade the city’s irrigation to smart water controllers.

Official’s say the move will reduce the city’s water use by 25% and will save $25,000 a year in water bills. The new system is also intended to reduce overwatering at all city-owned facilities, including parks, medians, and parkways. The city expects the system to pay for itself in water savings within four years.

Officials will solicit bids from contractors for installation near the end of the year. The work will take about four months to complete.

 
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10.11.2011 at 05:47 Reply

The new system will save $25,000 per year in water bills however the project cost is $630,000.  How does this equate to a 4 year payback in water savings?  My math concludes a 25 year payback.  Am I missing something?

 

10.20.2011 at 04:06 Reply

No doubt most of the $630,000 will be used to convert the city-owned system to use recycled water.

 

 
 
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