A How-To Symposium on Water Conservation
Thursday, October 15, 2009, 7pm
Valley Beth Shalom, 15379 Ventura Blvd, Encino CA 91436,, 818.786.6000

– What can property owners do?
– Why are water restrictions mandatory and when will they end?
– Why impose shortage year rates if it snowed in the Sierras?
– How do we maintain landscape appearance?

Panelists include:

David Nahai, former CEO of LA DWP
Timothy F. Brick, Chairman of the Metropolitan Water District
Gary Lee Moore, LA City Engineer working on LA River master plan
Bart O’ Brien, Horticulturist at Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Garden
Anson Beattie, District Seals for John Deere Green Tech

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