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When the City Council meets Monday, it will consider developing a plan to find ways to conserve water on the city’s 39,441 acres of parks and open spaces.

The proposal calls for Mayor Jerry Sanders’ staff to determine how much water the city currently uses, to provide a baseline with which to compare conservation efforts.

The plan would require an evaluation of the feasibility of ensuring that sprinklers aren’t watering sidewalks; fixing leaks and broken sprinklers; and timing water schedules to minimize evaporation. The plan would also develop an outline of the costs for converting the city’s irrigation system to a drip system.

The council is also scheduled to hear a water supply update from the San Diego County Water Authority.

ROB DAVIS

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