Outside of talking to the California state community
gardening folks that are on the ACGA website, I'm thinking that you should talk
to some Elk Grove, CA water meter certified plumbers. Tell the
contractor that you're looking for a quote ( this gets you in the door)
and if he has done any similar jobs for gardens and or nurseries.
Get names and get their water usage figures. Also, I'd call the local
water board, explain your predicament, and see if they have any leads.
course, the Arizona community garden folks have all kinds of tips on saving
water ( xeriscapes etc.) and I'd suggest that you contact them as
We are on water meters here in Elk Grove,
CA. For our land proposal we
need to know how much water we will use in a
general way. We'll have 2-3
acres. Other comparable projects in our area
are not metered as they were
established prior to the 1992 meter law.
Are there any gardens out there this size who can
give me an idea of how
much water they use?? Anyone else on meters? How
did you handle this,
especially the expense ($1000) of installation of
meter and backflow
We're contemplating 1 & 1/2 inch
pipe which gives 750 gallons per minute.
We'll pay $.46 per 750 gallons.
Thansk for any info or ideas you may have...
Soleil Paz Tranquilli
Elk Grove Community Garden
The Elk Grove Community Garden
“In our every deliberation,
we must consider the impact of our decisions
on the next seven
generations.” --Great Law of the Iroquoise Confederacy