We’re still on the topic of saving water! The cool thing is there are so many ways you can continue to save water and one way is by maintaining your sprinkler system.
4 simple steps by WaterSense can stop you from wasting gallons and gallons of water:
Inspect. Check your system for clogged, broken or missing sprinkler heads. If you’re not the DIY type, go with a pro! Look for an irrigation professional certified through a WaterSense labeled program.
Connect. Examine points where the sprinkler heads connect to pipes or hoses. If water pools in your landscape or you have large wet areas, you could have a leak in your system. A leak about as small as the tip of a ballpoint pen (or 1/32nd of an inch) can waste about 6,300 gallons of water per month.
Direct. Are you watering the driveway, house, or sidewalk instead of your yard? Redirect sprinklers to apply water only to the landscape.
Select. An improperly scheduled irrigation controller can waste water and money. Update your system’s watering schedule with the seasons, or select a WaterSense labeled controller to take the guesswork out of scheduling.
During the California Drought, consider these steps and be one of the homeowners that makes a difference!