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    santa rosa citizens: stand your ground start watering your home with hoses

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    Re: santa rosa citizens: stand your ground start watering your home with hoses

    A little late to organize neighborhoods but trust the work is already ongoing. Get the neighborhood together in some way and structure it to be sure each person is considered for what their needs are and what they can bring to the group. Here at Burbank Heights & Orchards in Sebastopol - Luther's experiment farm - we have someone in each building of our thirteen acres who calls to see how we are and what our plans are if we have to evacuate (again). We've an active emergency coordination group - it makes a positive difference if we can count on each other.

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    Re: santa rosa citizens: stand your ground start watering your home with hoses

    The county is recommending people don't water down their homes because it takes water supply away from firefighters. That's what I saw in news...simply sharing and I imagine some might have a different take on this when it's your home you are defending!
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    Re: santa rosa citizens: stand your ground start watering your home with hoses

    For folks who can, consider storing rainwater, as much as possible, and set it up to sprinklers on the roof of the house. No one can complain (or regulate) if you water your house with water that you have collected yourself.

    Wet Homes Don't Burn
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    A better way to help Californians survive wildfires: Focus on homes, not trees
    https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2020-09-22/wildfire-safety-strategy



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    Re: santa rosa citizens: stand your ground start watering your home with hoses

    Great idea! let's hope there's some rain to collect; I believe that's part of the problem. May there be abundant rain to collect.

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    Re: santa rosa citizens: stand your ground start watering your home with hoses

    YES!!!

    Going forward:
    Mandating gray water systems for new construction and retrofitting existing structures would not only save precious water and save energy with vegetative 'insulation' but ALSO PROVIDE WET SURROUNDINGS to buildings.


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    Re: santa rosa citizens: stand your ground start watering your home with hoses

    Another way to collect "free" water for the landscape and significantly reduce the fire danger for a home/structure: install a metal roof.
    Even a light fog or cool dewy night will generate enough water condensation on a metal roof to help keep a small area of ground or 1-2 shrubs moistened.

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    Re: santa rosa citizens: stand your ground; start watering your home with hoses

    For four years I've had a little garden patch that I've successfully watered with grey water, which food particles make nutrient-rich. Also, starting 7/1 each year, I put each day's excess grey water into large containers, and late in the afternoon of July 4 I soak the ground touching my apartment building, especially the areas right under first-floor apartment windows.
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