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CittaSlow Fairfax!

Preserving Fairfax’s character, sustainability and quality of life for the long term In the Spring of 2010, the Town of Fairfax, Fairfax Chamber of Commerce, and Sustainable Fairfax joined to apply for certification. In July, Fairfax was presented with a certificate showing that we have exceeded the CittaSlow Intl. criteria  and are the second town in the […]

Water Conservation Resources

Below are some great resources for water conservation and management. Please check them out, and let us know if you have resources to add. Water Conservation in the Home Landscape Bay-Friendly Garden Walk Receive a free residential garden evaluation from a Marin Master Gardener. Get expert advice on water-wise planting and tips for a beautiful, […]

Water Conservation Survey

This survey takes 10 minutes and greatly helps us know what you have already done to conserve water and what steps you might take to save water in your home. We want Fairfax to be the Water Heroes of Marin and lead the way to living sustainably in our water shed. Please Join Us! Click […]

Be a Fairfax Water Hero…Take the Pledge!

I turn off the tap while brushing my teeth.Water Saved: 300 gallons/month I cut my shower time by 1-2 minutes.Water Saved: 700 gallons/month I run only full loads of dishes or laundry.Water Saved: 700 gallons/month I repair any leaky faucets and toilets.Water Saved: 190 gallons/month I use a broom instead of hose to clean my […]

Bay Friendly Gardening Workshops

Need inspiration for your garden makeover? Want to learn the “Seven Principles” of Bay Friendly gardening? Thank you to all the MMWD customers who made our first year (of holding summer classes at Sustainable Fairfax) such a success!! A big thanks goes out to the Water District’s teachers, Earthsite and our sponsor with whose assistance made […]

April 2010 Reservoir Report

SPRING RAINS CONTINUE TO EXCEED SEASONAL AVERAGES Rainfall this year continues to exceed the average, with rain for the month of April measuring 8.24 inches at Lake Lagunitas. Rainfall in April 2009 was 1.27 inches, while average is 3.69 inches. Average May rainfall is 1.17 inches; May rainfall this year through the 20th is already […]

Fairfax Water Conservation Pilot Project

Update: Pilot in 2010 There has been much discussion about securing the water future for Marin County. MMWD is our main water district and through them we procure 75% of our water from our local watershed and import 25% of our water from outside the county, the average MMWD client uses 140 gallons of water per person, per day and plans are moving forward on a costly […]