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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Tuesday, September 2, 2014

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Give the Sand the “Brush-off’ as opposed to “Wash off”

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY – Beginning September 2nd, 2014, visitors to some Santa Barbara County beaches will have to give the “brush off” to sticky sand as they leave recreational areas, as showers on county beaches have been turned off in an effort to save water during this critical drought period.

A total of five shower locations are affected; three showers at Jalama Beach, one at Goleta Beach and one each at Arroyo Burro, Lookout Park and Rincon Park beaches. This action is just one of several water-saving measures being implemented by the Santa Barbara County Parks Department.

Residents may have also noticed a variety of other water-saving activities of late including the termination of power washing on the Goleta Pier, a little extra dirt on park vehicles due to the fact they are not being washed as often and the use of reclaimed water at Goleta Beach. In addition, watering at all county parks has been reduced at least 30% (more at some parks) and eight waterless urinals have been installed at County Parks, with more planned as modifications occur.

Park officials thank beachgoers for skipping their beach shower and instead giving their sand the “brush off” until drought conditions improve.

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