May 25, 2012
SEATTLE — The Seattle Parks and Recreation Department says it's working on a strategy to reduce its water use and costs in anticipation of possible budget cuts.
Parks pays about $1.25 million a year to irrigate 300 of the city's 430-plus parks. Of these, about 100 have their water use regulated by a computerized irrigation system that measures how much water is needed at any give time and turns irrigation on and off at precise times.
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