July is Smart Irrigation Month, an opportunity to celebrate saving water outdoors through efficient watering practices. Whether you have an internet-enabled sprinkler system or use a good, old-fashioned garden hose, you can save water this summer with a few smart practices:
- Water your landscape before 10:00 a.m. or after 6:00 p.m. to minimize evaporation
- Add a shut-off nozzle to your garden hose to save 5-7 gallons of water each minute your hose in on, but not in use
- Sign up to receive the Weekly Watering Number via text or email to find out how much to water each week based on your zip code. Click here to sign up today.
Hot weather means more water use across the region, and making sure you’re watering smart helps ensure that we use our natural resources efficiently. Everyone can do their part to use water wisely, indoors and outdoors.