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Radio Disney Recycling Show

August 7, 2014 

Hey, Yolo County kids! Join Radio Disney on Friday, August 15th @ 6 - 7:30 pm on the East Stage inside the Yolo County Fair.

Radio Disney will be rocking out with cool music, earth friendly games and lots of prizes! Take the pledge to recycle and stick around to create your own recycled craft!

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Water Quality Practices Performed by the City of Woodland

August 1, 2014 

Even with the current drought situation, the City is required to employ some practices that may appear wasteful to the public but are required in order to provide safe and clean potable (drinking) water to the community. These practices include flushing water through our well columns, through distribution lines, and from our wells from time to time.

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Woodland Water-Wise Landscape Tour

May 6, 2014 
Join the City of Woodland for the 3rd annual free water-wise landscape tour on Saturday, June 7. The registration event will take place from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. at the Woodland Community and Senior Center. Presentations on beneficial insects and a tour site overview begin at 9:00 a.m. Tour maps will be available at the registration event until 10:00 a.m. The tour will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
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Learn about Wastewater Treatment at Woodland’s Water Pollution Control Facility

April 25, 2014 
In celebration of National Public Works Week, May 18 – 24, The City of Woodland is offering a free tour of the Water Pollution Control Facility on Wednesday, May 21 at 9:30 AM.

Have you ever wondered what happens to the water you use after it goes down the drain? To find out, join us on a fascinating and educational tour of Woodland’s Water Pollution Control Facility.
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A Sweet Reward for Local Business

April 23, 2014 
On Friday, May 2, from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m., at Aria restaurant, business owners are invited to have a gelato, compliments of Yolo Energy Watch, while learning about PG&E’s commercial Energy Fitness Program and viewing an example of new energy-efficient lighting. An LED “Open” sign will be raffled.
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Water-Wise Wednesdays

February 14, 2014 
The second annual Water-Wise Wednesdays workshop series begins March 5! Join the City of Woodland, Yolo County Resource Conservation District, Yolo County Master Gardeners, and UC Davis Arboretum for talks each Wednesday in March on soils, plants, rain water retention, and irrigation. The talks will be held from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at the Woodland Community & Senior Center (2001 East Street). Please see the PDF flyer for more details.
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Take Action to Protect Your Water Supply

January 21, 2014 
Woodland is currently asking water customers to voluntarily cut back water use by 20% in order to prevent potential future water shortages. 2014 is starting out as the third dry year in a row. The Governor has delcared a drought emergency. Little or no rain means the City has less groundwater to pump, and pumping water to deliver to homes and businesses becomes more expensive. As the demand for water increases during the summer months, we could face a shortage in water supplies. For tips on conserving water both indoors and outdoors, please visit www.cityofwoodland.org/waterconservation.
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Free Sprinkler Times Online Program and App

December 7, 2013 
Environmental Services is offering a new form of water conservation assistance free to Woodland residents through a program called Sprinkler Times. Sprinkler Times is an easy to use online program and app that calculates run times for sprinkler systems based on user inputs, such as plant material and soil types, sun exposure, and zip code. The resulting customized monthly watering schedule can help you maximize irrigation efficiency, conserve water, and save money. To receive the promo code (limited number available) for the free annual subscription, send an e-mail with your address and Utility Bill number to conservewater@cityofwoodland.org. Your promo code and detailed instructions will then be sent to you. You can check out Sprinkler Times on the web at http://www.sprinklertimes.com. The Water Conservation Program will also continue to provide rebates for weather-based irrigation controllers, rain sensors, and rain barrels.

Home Water Works Calculator

December 7, 2013 
Calculate your home water usage with this free water use calculator from the Alliance for Water Efficiency, simply click the image above. The Water Calculator automatically compares estimated water use against an average home and efficient home in the same region with the same number of residents. The Water Calculator also estimates the carbon footprint of household hot water use and helps identify areas where improved water efficiency may be possible.

http://www.home-water-works.org/calculator

Rebates

December 7, 2013 
Rain Barrels The City of Woodland Water Conservation Program will be offering rebates for rain barrels (two rebates allowed per property) beginning November 1, 2011. The rebates will be in the amount equal to the purchase price or $75, whichever is less. The cash rebates will be offered to city residential and commercial water customers. Rebates are limited so please call (530) 661-2067 to confirm availability.
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We Need Your Help! Voluntary Water Conservation

June 26, 2013 
The City is asking for voluntary water conservation to extend the life of the water supply and avoid potential water shortages later in the summer. Less groundwater is available due to nitrates in some wells and dry weather conditions.
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Woodland Water-Wise Landscape Tour

May 8, 2013 
Join the City of Woodland for a free self-guided tour of Woodland water-wise landscapes. The registration event is from 8:30 to 10:00 am at the Woodland Community Center. Tour the water-wise landscape sites from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tour maps will be available until 10:00 a.m. at the registration event. For more details, directions, and site examples see the Landscape Tour Blog.
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Join Energy Benefits Yolo!

April 22, 2013 

Energy Benefits Yolo has been officially launched countywide in conjunction with April 22 Earth Day activities. This innovative program pools participants’ buying power to secure significant discounts on solar energy installations and energy upgrades from participating, pre-qualified contractors. No-obligation registration continues through June 30 for all Yolo County residents and residents of neighboring communities who work in Yolo County.

To see program details, to register interest in a home energy efficiency audit, or to sign up for a no-cost solar evaluation, visit www.mygroupenergy.com/yolo.

Click here for a description of the program in a recent Daily Democrat piece by Vice Mayor Tom Stallard.

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Bulky Waste Drop-Off Event

March 28, 2013 
Woodland’s annual FREE bulky waste drop-off day will be Saturday, April 13, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Yolo County Fairgrounds. Please use the Gibson Road entrance to the Fairgrounds. This free drop-off is for Woodland residents only!
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Oil Filter Exchange Event

March 28, 2013 
Free Oil Filter Exchange Event for Yolo County Residents!

Bring in your used motor oil filter for recycling at any AutoZone or O’Reilly Auto Parts stores in Woodland, Davis or West Sacramento and receive a new, comparable oil filter for free! Limit 2 per resident.
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Compost Workshop

March 8, 2013 
Come learn about composting and vermicomposting at the Yolo County Master Gardeners' compost workshop. Saturday, March 23rd, 10:00am to 12:00pm at Woodland Community College Garden
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Energy Upgrade CA Workshop

October 29, 2012 
Attention homeowners: Find out how you can get up to $4,000 in incentives for home energy-efficiency upgrades. Join PG&E for a free workshop on November 8.
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