Volume 04 | July 2018
JULY SPECIAL DISCOUNTS!
Smart irrigation controllers use current weather data to properly adapt irrigation schedules. They integrate local weather and landscape conditions to tailor watering schedules for actual site conditions. And they tell the sprinkler system when to turn on and off.
Promo code WATER7 for GRO
Promo code SACRAMENTO50 for Rachio
City offers rebates that will cover the remaining cost of your Smart Irrigation Controllers. More information here .
BE SMART ABOUT YOUR WATER USE
Americans use 9 billion gallons of water outdoors, mostly for landscape irrigation. But as much as 50 percent of the water we use outdoors goes to waste due to wind, evaporation, and runoff caused by inefficient irrigation methods and systems. Many people set the clock timer on their sprinklers to run at regular times, then waste water during rain storms, windy weather, or in the heat of the sun .
Make sure you adjust your system with the seasons. You can also override your timer when foul weather is predicted, and avoid setting to water during hours when the sun is hottest. When it starts to get cold and plants go dormant, decrease your watering frequency, then turn off the system altogether.
HOMEOWNER'S GUIDE TO MICRO-IRRIGATION SYSTEMS
Research indicates that micro-irrigation systems use between 20 to 50 percent less water than conventional spray sprinkler systems.
Installing a micro-irrigation system instead of a traditional system can save a typical home more than 25,000 gallons of water per year.
Water Conservation | City of Sacramento | (916) 808-5605 | waterconservation@cityofsacramento.org | www.sacwaterwise.com