Check Your Watering Habits During Smart Irrigation Month
Summer is a great time to inspect your sprinkler and review your lawn and garden watering habits!
Follow These Steps to Improve Outdoor Watering Efficiency:
1. Inspect: Regularly check your irrigation system for worn, damaged, and missing parts. Make sure your rain sensor is working properly.
2. Connect: Do sprinkler heads connect securely to hoses, and hoses to pipes? Keep an eye out for drips, leaks, and pooling water at these connections.
3. Direct: Make sure sprinklers actually water your landscape, not the sidewalk, driveway, street, or neighbor’s yard!
4. Select: Update your irrigation system or watering schedule based on the weather and season.
Odd-Even Watering Schedule:
It’s also important to follow the City’s mandatory odd-even watering schedule. Odd-numbered addresses may water on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays; even-numbered addresses on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. No customers are permitted to water on Mondays. Follow @DurhamWater on Twitter and Facebook!