News Release| Water Conservation; Cal State L.A.


Media Advisory: 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 conservation efforts

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 campus. 

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.

WHEN:          9:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 21, 2010.

WHERE:        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, among them:
·         Lisa Chavez, Interim Vice President/CFO, Administration and Finance, Cal State L.A.
·         John Ferris, Director of Facilities Services, Cal State L.A.
·         Tom Gackstetter, Director of Energy Efficiency, L.A. Department of Water and Power
·         Gary Gelinas, Founder and CEO, Water2Save, LLC

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