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2015 Landscape Makeover Contest Winners

Nearly 700 IRWD customers participated in the first ever IRWD Landscape Makeover Contest. Three customers with the highest percentage reduction in water use were crowned as winners, while a fourth customer won a bonus prize for saving the most gallons of water overall.

Winners reduced their three-month water consumption by 66 to 80 percent compared to the same period last year. Each winner has been notified and will receive a new drought-tolerant landscape valued at up to $6,000. Thank you to all of the IRWD customers who participated in the contest. In total, more than nine million gallons of water was saved!

What are some of the actions the winners took to cut back on water use at their homes?

  • Reduced outdoor water use
  • Let grass go brown
  • Cut outdoor watering to once per week
  • Fixed leaks
  • Took shorter showers
  • Used sink and shower water for irrigation
  • Flushed toilets less often
  • Ran full loads of laundry
  • Used shower water to flush toilets
  • Relocated plants to be in groups with similar watering needs

IRWD will document the progress of each winner's landscape makeover project and post all of the best photos and other information online at rightscapenow.com.

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