The recent stretch of warm and dry weather has increased our water demand to a point where we have needed to upgrade our water conservation stage to mandatory restrictions. There are many ways to help conserve water during the hot months - which not only saves you money, but helps us maintain a sufficient water supply for consumer use and fire protection. Here are some tips:
- Water yards only when needed - *established lawns only need about an inch of water a week!
- Water early in the morning or in the evening to reduce loss due to evaporation (morning is better)
- Check outside hoses and faucets for leaks and fix as soon as possible
- Check your irrigation system for leaks and fix as soon as possible
- If not already done - install a moisture sensor on your irrigation system to prevent watering when not necessary
*Stop by the water department for a free rain gauge. A rain gauge can be used to measure the inch of water necessary for an established lawn.