b'Strategy99Landscape and Irrigation Practices Promote water-friendly lawnscapes and water-conscious irrigation practicesTraditional turf-grass lawns require a signicant amount of water to maintain a green appearance. Communities with threatened water resources have adopted alternative practices that utilize native (and other) plant species which require less water. Many techniques have also been developed to maximize efciency of irrigation systems and even utilize alternative sources of water, such as rain water collection.The County and its partners are working to promote these practices through:- Developing best management practices- Distributing messaging and literature- Facilitating workshopsCurrent PartnersDid You Know.Over 8 billion gallons of water are devoted to lawn and landscape irrigation in the United States every year! 228print plan.13.indd 28 2/19/2020 12:13:52 PM'