Santa Barbara Water Conservation Start Up Already Saved a Million Gallons of Water in 2015
July 8, 2015 - Santa Barbara, CA: EcoLawn SB, a water conservation start-up company has saved the Central Coast a million gallons of water at the halfway mark this year alone by replacing water-thirsty traditional lawns with water-free synthetic grass.
In the face of the fourth consecutive year of the California drought and as Santa Barbara moves into summer in a Stage 3 Drought Emergency, the young company is expecting to serve more home and business owners than ever and is aiming to achieve two million gallons of water saved before the end of 2015. EcoLawn SB has been a major contributor to Santa Barbara leading Southern California and ranking fourth in the state for water savings in the last year.
In California, overall water use dropped 13.5% in April compared with the same month in 2013. In Santa Barbara, it fell 28%. By comparison, Ventura dropped only 13% and Newport Beach 3%.
EcoLawn SB has been a key facilitator in assisting home and business owners take advantage of the rebates offered by the City of Santa Barbara and the Goleta Water District for replacing water-thirsty landscapes with water-wise solutions, including artificial grass. Residents in Santa Barbara and Goleta are able to receive a rebate on 50% of the materials costs, up to $1,000, for artificial grass installation. Commercial and Multi-Family properties are able to receive a rebate on 50% of the materials costs, up to a maximum of $4,000.
EcoLawn SB opened for business in 2014 and is led by Santa Barbara natives Beau Lee Schmidt and Jessica Girard. EcoLawn SB provides full-service landscape remodeling services from design to installation, specializing in synthetic grass, laundry to landscape grey water systems and rain catchment systems.
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