Increase Water-Use Efficiency During Smart Irrigation Month

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Increase Water-Use Efficiency During Smart Irrigation Month

09:13 01 July in News

July is a peak month for outdoor water use, but a great time to improve your irrigation efficiency! Here are tips to help you save during Smart Irrigation Month:

icon clock     Water at the coolest time of the day instead of the hottest when more than a third of water can be lost to evaporation.

icon plant      Use 2 to 4 inches of mulch around plants, bushes, and trees to reduce evaporation, moderate soil temperatures, and to help control weeds.

icon water     Group together plants with similar water requirements in the same area of your yard.

icon sun and cloud      Use a weather-based irrigation controller to customize watering times based on weather conditions and plant needs.

icon grass     Replace your grass with water-wise features and receive a minimum of $2 per square foot by applying for the Turf Replacement Program. opens in a new windowClick here to apply.

icon professional      Receive water-saving recommendations from a certified irrigation professional by applying for a free WaterSmart Checkup at opens in a new windowwatersmartcheckup.org.

icon money      Take advantage of residential and commercial rebates by applying at otaywater.gov/rebates.

opens in a new windowReclamation Plant

The District’s water recycling facility is capable of producing up to 1.3 million gallons of recycled water per day to use for irrigation. Recycled water for irrigation and industrial processes minimizes the demand for imported potable water, provides a local drought-proof supply, and diversifies the District’s sources. Click on the image to enlarge.