Wednesday, April 21, 2010; 9:30 a.m.
Cal State L.A. saving 2,000 gallons of water hourly
LADWP to present $50,000 check to Cal State L.A.
for major water
Note to editors and news directors:
Cal State L.A. is saving 27 million gallons of water over an
18-month period. That’s more than 2,000 gallons saved every hour on
average due to installation of the
Water2Save wireless management system on the CSULA campus (27 acres
of irrigated landscape).
In addition to saving more than $100,000 in water bills
since the installation in Sept. 2008, Cal State L.A. will be awarded a $50,000 water savings performance incentive
check from the
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP).
The LADWP check presentation will take place
Wednesday, April 21, 9:30 a.m., on the Cal State L.A. campus.
Participants will include representatives from Cal State L.A, LADWP and
Water2Save (see partial list below).
Reporters are welcome to attend the check presentation to
obtain background into Cal State L.A.’s continuing efforts to conserve
water, highlighting the effectiveness of the Water2Save sterling
controllers and an upcoming project to install low-flow toilets on
To RSVP or to make parking arrangements, call Cal State
L.A. Public Affairs at (323) 343-3050.
WHAT: LADWP $50,000 check presentation to Cal
State L.A. for major water conservation efforts.
9:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 21, 2010.
Cal State L.A. lawn area, near Lot 5,
north of Music Building
(No. 20 on campus map:
WHO: Representatives from Cal State L.A.,
LADWP and Water2Save,
Lisa Chavez, Interim Vice President/CFO, Administration
and Finance, Cal State L.A.
John Ferris, Director of Facilities Services, Cal State
Tom Gackstetter, Director of Energy Efficiency, L.A.
Department of Water and Power
Gary Gelinas, Founder and CEO, Water2Save, LLC
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