ummer is officially here and it’s a great time to be water efficient, especially outdoors.
Now, let’s kick this summer and #SmartIrrigationMonth off with some water wise tips!
• 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.
• 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.
• Cover your pool when it’s not in use. A cover keeps water from evaporating in the summer heat.
• Consider adding or reapplying a layer of mulch to reduce evaporation, save water, and stabilize soil temperature.
Want to learn more on how you can save water this summer?
We encourage you to check with your local water agency to learn about upcoming landscape workshops and rebates that may assist you in saving water.
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
for more information.