New grants should help alleviate water woes in California. The grants will send almost $60 million to farms and dairies throughout California. The majority of the grant money will be used for drought relief, with a big chunk going toward the San Joaquin Valley.
Interestingly, $18 million will be allocated for teaching the users about smart irrigation and water use. It goes along with the old axiom; if you give a man a fish, he’ll eat for a day. However, if you teach a man to fish, he’ll eat for a lifetime.
One of the services we provide here at WaterWise is our WaterWell series of classes that teach homeowners, agencies, and irrigation professionals how to save water in their gardens. We give them the tools to do it themselves. So, if the federal grant is offering something similar to farmers, I think that’s great.
The grants will come from The Department of Interior and The Department of Agriculture.
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