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Posted on: January 16, 2018

Western Municipal Water District’s plant database makes water-wise landscaping simple

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Customers can search for more than 700 plants suitable for the Inland Empire 

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Western Municipal Water District’s (Western) new online plant database simplifies the headache of figuring out which water efficient plants are appropriate for the Inland Empire. The guide includes more than 700 plants that grow successfully in Western’s Riverside and Murrieta service regions.

“Landscaping and selecting climate specific plants can be overwhelming for most of our customers who want to use water wisely and convert to a more water-efficient yard,” shared Western’s General Manager, Craig Miller. “At Western we seek opportunities to better provide water-wise resources to our customers. This guide does just that by making it easy for our customers to identify many colorful, attractive and efficient landscaping options.”

Advanced search options allow the user to filter from a menu of 12 different plant features and cultural requirements to find the exact plants for a particular situation. Users can even view the top 100 plants for Western’s area.

The guide includes watering information, and even how to determine if overwatering is occurring.  Sun exposure, cold hardiness and canopy coverage is also explained for each plant on the website. The water-efficient plant database can be found on Western’s website in the Efficiency section, or at watersmartplants.com/wm.

In addition to the landscaping database, Western offers its customers many ways to be efficient both indoors and outdoors, including rebates, a free sprinkler nozzle program and garden workshops. For more information go to www.watersmartplants.com or for additional info on Western’s rebates and programs, visit wmwd.com and search “efficiency.”

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Western Municipal Water District provides water supply, wastewater disposal and water resource management to the public in a safe, reliable, environmentally sensitive and financially responsible manner.