Gavin Newsom has signed a bill to install a 1,500-pound insect trap on every one of its more than 200,000 public buildings, schools and public parks.
The new legislation, which takes effect next month, is expected to save taxpayers at least $3.4 million per year, according to a news release from Newsom’s office.
The state’s Department of Water Resources estimates that installing the traps would save the state $7.7 million per day.
The trap would be built at the site of each of California’s more than 2.4 billion trees.
The traps would be located at schools, parks and public buildings across the state, according the release.
In an effort to save money, the state’s water agencies are not only replacing trees, but also installing water mains that run along streams and rivers.
Newsom is also encouraging homeowners to install their own water meters to save more money.
The governor is asking state officials to approve the plan.
The agency is currently working to determine whether to begin construction next year, Newsom spokeswoman Julie Baca said.