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Recently, pursuant to State law, the City
Council adopted the Marin Municipal Water District's Water Efficient
Landscape Ordinance. For more details on the Ordinance, contact the
City's Planning Department; but, for tips on Bay Friendly Gardening...Download a copy of Bay-Friendly Gardening: From Your Backyard to the Bay! The Guide was presented to the City Council during adoption of the
Ordinance as a way to help educate the community about water
conservation issues. Via the site, you can also find tips on
composting, choosing appropriate plants, lawn care, mulch basics, water
conservation and more!
There will be more educational material
prepared and distributed by both the Water District and the City on the
Ordinance itself. But in the mean time, visit the Stopwaste.org site as
well as the District site (www.marinwater.org) for online educational
materials. In brief, the Ordinance requires Water District review of
irrigation projects of a particular size and/or those done via a
licensed contractor. The plan review by the District is free of charge
and will be worked into any City-required review timeline and process.
Listen to the audio on the City's website of the December 12, 2011 City
Council Meeting where a representative from the District spoke on the
Ordinance and its implementation
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will be issuing citations for these violations. The ordinance carries a
$100 fine. Please park carefully to allow residents and emergency
vehicles access when driving on the island. A downloadable copy of the Ordinance is available here.
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