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Sustainable task force to talk water trip, public outreach

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San Luis Reservoir (Credit: Creative Commons)

San Luis Reservoir (Credit: Creative Commons)

The Sustainable Burbank Task Force, flying somewhat below the radar, will meet at 4:30 p.m. Monday in the Police and Fire Community Room, 200 N. Third Street.

The task force is scheduled to select two of its own to travel to Northern California Oct. 24 and 25 for the Metropolitan Water District-sponsored education tour of State Water Project facilities and the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. The city has been allotted 10 spaces; two have been reserved for the task force.

The district implores each of its directors to sponsor inspection trips to provide leaders with firsthand knowledge of its operations. It remains to be seen how many City Council members will be permitted to attend after the tour cancellation May 2 and 3. Read the rest of this entry »

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BWP testing LED streetlights in two residential blocks

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Burbank Water and Power, as part of the city’s streetlight energy efficiency efforts, is testing LED streetlight luminaries in two residential blocks.

Executives are touting the move as an example of the city’s continuing sustainability efforts.

At Maple Street between Chandler and Burbank boulevards, the city is comparing the light intensity pattern with that of its typical, high-pressure sodium lighting along Kenwood Street.

The same is taking place at Mystic View Place, off of Haven Way, in comparison with neighboring Remy Place.
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Written by Christopher Cadelago

August 23, 2009 at 10:05 pm