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Preventing Pollution & Using Resources WiselyWater-EfficientLandscaping:xeriscape7.qxd 10/8/2002 4:12 PM Page 17 iiWater-Efficient LandscapingUnited States Environmental Protection AgencyOffice of Water (4204M)EPA832-F-02-002September 2002www.epa.gov/owm/water-efficiency/index.htmA Message from theAdministratorChristine Todd WhitmanI believe water is the biggest environmentalissue we face in the 21st Century in terms ofboth quality and quantity. In the 30 years sinceits passage, the Clean Water Act hasdramatically increased the number of waterwaysthat are once again safe for fishing andswimming. Despite this great progress inreducing water pollution, many of the nation’s waters still do not meetwater quality goals. I challenge you to join with me to finish the businessof restoring and protecting our nation’s waters for present and futuregenerations.xeriscape7.qxd 10/8/2002 5:12 PM Page ii ContentsWhat is Water-efficient Landscaping?1Why Use Water-efficient Landscaping?3How is Water-eff...