Water-Energy Community Action Network

Project Description: The Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority, a regional water agency, will acquire the services of a consultant to remove and replace approximately 100,000 square feet of grass with water-wise landscaping. The properties targeted for the project, the Water Energy Community Action Network (WECAN), will be single family residential homes (approximately 100 homes). Outreach to residents in the Project Area will be coordinated with Riverside Public Utilities (RPU) and the Eastside Climate Collaborative (ECC) outreach initiatives. 

Operations & Maintenance Plan: The maintenance of installed landscapes will primarily be the responsibility of the homeowner, who will be trained on drought-tolerant landscape maintenance and will sign a Participant Agreement committing to keeping the newly installed landscape for a minimum of five (5) years. The landscape contractor will also provide two follow-up visits approximately 30 days and 90 days after the installation.