In 2014, a team of Environmental Analysis students at Pomona College developed a proposal for establishing program to educate Claremont residents about the use of water in their landscapes and to provide resources to help homeowners establish water-wise landscapes. From this proposal, the Drought-Resistant Irrigation Program (DRIP) was born.
- Water is a scarce resource in Southern California.
- Climate change and a growing population will make water increasingly scarce.
- Claremont can be a model for other communities.
- To promote attractive climate-appropriate landscapes in Claremont.
- To promote efficient irrigation, water conservation, and water reclamation.
- To create a network of local resources to provide information and services to property owners.
- Two low-water landscape expos.
- Classes on designing, establishing, and maintaining water-efficient landscapes.