SANTA CRUZ, Calif. -

Ecology Action has launched a revamped website aimed at promoting water conservation for Santa Cruz County residents.

The redesigned site, www.WaterSavingTips.org, is a project of the Water Conservation Coalition of Santa Cruz County.  

The site has been retooled to provide more tips, incentives and social sharing.  It also includes links to water agencies for more information about specific restrictions, programs and rebates.

The site includes a “Submit Your Story” feature where local residents can share their photos and tips to encourage other residents to adopt conservation projects and behaviors.

The website features the "Take the Pledge!" challenge, to encourage residents to save at least 20 gallons per person per day.   Site visitors can click through a pledge form that tracks current water conservation efforts and recommends additional practices to further reduce water use. The website tallies all the pledges to show how each city is contributing to reaching the countywide goal.

Donated prizes will be raffled monthly among pledgers, including $50 gift certificates to local garden centers and a laundry-to-landscape greywater installation kit.