Water Watch: Officials To Consider Re-Landscape of City Nursery, Historical Society

Amid a worsening drought, the Community Services Commission will vote to recommend proposals to re-landscape two pieces of city property at the Community Services Commission meeting Thursday.

The proposals, one to re-landscape 4,500 square feet of turf outside the city nursery and one to re-landscape the turf outside the Glendora Historical Society, could severely reduce the nearly 195,000 gallons of water collectively spent on both properties every year.

The small areas of grass outside the Glendora Historical Society consume nearly 95,000 gallons of water every year, according to city staff. Officials seek to reduce maintenance and water usage by replacing the turf with drought-tolerant plants and more efficient drip irrigation.

The proposed landscape redesign for the museum could reduce water consumption there by as much as 50 percent and require only monthly visits by Parks staff.

The landscaping outside the city nursery, located to the west of Glen Oaks Golf Course on West Dawson Avenue, requires 100,000 gallons of water every year, staff reported.

The proposed redesign will include drought-resistant plants and a decomposed granite base to allow water to runoff into swales. Water consumption could be reduced by as much as 60 percent every year, as well as reduce maintenance needs.

The Community Services Commission meeting is scheduled for Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 116 East Foothill Boulevard.

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