Lots of talk about how to get the most out of our water supply during this dry spell. We installed rain barrels two years ago. They are amazing and my trees love the rain water. We are shopping for two more. They are all over the place but the cheapest (my preference) is a place in Pasadena. Found ‘em on Craig’s List. They have different sizes and colors and the price can’t be beat. They have the fancy schmancy ones at the big box store but those don’t fit in to my budget. I will have 4 barrels filled and plumbed for what one of those cost. What we have been playing with this weekend is trapping the condensate from the A/C. We measured it three times and our best guess is we’ll get somewhere between 7 and 12 gallons per day just from it. I have a cooler collecting all that wet goodness and we have a rotation plan for our trees. I was reading where some folks are a little fuzzy on the water restrictions. Just to clarify, restricted water is metered water. Yes that means water from your kitchen. That said some folks are catching excess shower water and some folks are rerouting washing machine and dishwasher water. I poked around a bit looking for “rules” on gray water usage but the water people have them hidden very, very well. If you’re feeling lucky go here www.galvcowcid12.com
The good news is we have rain in the forecast all week so maybe all this will be taken care of by the powers that be. I’ll even go that extra mile and leave my top down.
Speaking of water, I hear that’s been the holdup on the Sandbar. Not sure how that happens but I’ll ask around. We need to get the Sandbar back. I’ll stop by Aspen and get a progress report too.
So who went to the Farmers Market this weekend? I hear the peaches left something to be desired. Hmmph. Check out the City Council agenda below. A couple of vendors, one of them involved in the recent “dustup” are scheduled to address Council. Could be interesting.
Enjoy your week!