JULY / 2019
 July Next Wave Newsletter
Summer is officially here!
Its summer time and using water wisely is always essential in our warm, dry climate. 
July is also Smart Irrigation Month and a great time to learn more about being water efficient, especially outdoors. Check with your local water agency to learn about upcoming landscape workshops and rebates that may assist you in saving water outdoors.  

Now, let’s kick summer off with some water wise tips! 
1. Water your yard in the early morning; water evaporates quickly when the sun is high, so irrigate when it’s more likely to stay in the soil. 
2. Give your irrigation system a tune-up by checking for leaks and broken or clogged sprinkler heads. Fix sprinkler heads that are spraying on the sidewalk, street or driveway. 
3. Cover your pool when it’s not in use. A cover keeps water from evaporating in the summer heat. 
4. Consider adding or reapplying a layer of mulch to reduce evaporation, save water, and stabilize soil temperature. 

Teachers, don’t forget to start thinking about how you can be water wise in the classroom! WEWAC offers EduBucks grants (up to $1,000) for teachers seeking to do creative classroom projects! Visit usewaterwisely.com for more information.
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