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CREATING A KAMLOOPSXERISCAPEhealthy landscapeshealthy living“water conservation through creative landscaping” Xeriscape is not “Zeroscape”The term is pronounced “zair-i-scape” and means “water conservation through creative landscaping.” It combines the Greek word “xeros” meaning dry, and “scape” denoting a view.We all love beautiful surroundings. Xeriscaping is a method of gardening that doesn’t sacrifi ce beauty to conserve water. In fact, if a landscape isn’t attractive, then it isn’t a xeriscape. The principles of xeriscaping can be applied to any landscape style and can be as plain or elaborate as desired.Reasons to XeriscapeThe average Canadian uses 326 litres of water per day. The average Kamloops resident uses about 800-850 litres of water per day. In the summer, the peak water demand rises to 1750 litres of water per person, per day! Eighty percent of the water consumed in the summer is used outdoors to water grass, hose driveways and to wash vehicles.In addition to using less ...