Santa Clarita and Simi Valley are among a growing number of local agencies irrigating publicly-owned landscaped areas with smart irrigation technology to save water, energy, staff time and money. Smart irrigation technology acts like a thermostat for irrigation systems by responding to weather and moisture content in the soil and thus adjusting the amount of water provided.
Estimates suggest that installing smart irrigation systems (also referred to as “controllers”) can reduce water use by 20 percent. Additional benefits may include reducing:
Today, the city was recognized for its participation in environmental awareness and sustainability. Representatives of California Green Cities, Southern California Edison, and Environmental Media Association (EMA) attended the press conference at the Canyon Theatre Guild in Old Town Newhall to award and congratulated Santa Clarita for creating and putting into effect a plan that benefits our environment.
Santa Clarita is one of 10 cities that participate in California Green Communities, a challenge to cities to build a community based on practicality and sustainability. California Green Communities is sponsored in part by EMA and Southern California Edison.