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Water

OUTDOOR WATER USE AND EFFICIENT IRRIGATION TIPS

Paso Roblans use about 3 times the amount of water in the summer as during the winter months due to outdoor irrigation. Many people apply as much as twice the amount of water their landscape requires. Irrigating efficiently is the best way to reduce water use and save money.

Lawn Irrigation

Information Resources

Watering Trees during the Drought
[pdf:284kb/2pp]

Videos and Manuals on Setting Your Irrigation Timer

Water Use Efficiency Ideas for Landscape Irrigation
[pdf:36k/1pp]

Water Efficient Landscapes
[pdf:1.15mb/8pp]

Residential Landscapes: Water Use Efficiency Ideas
[pdf:148k/2pp]

Quick Tips

  • Enhanced Level 2 Watering Restrictions are in effect... read more.
  • Water only before 9 am or after 7 pm on your scheduled day.
    Early morning is better than evening, since winds and temperatures are lowest.
  • Properly position your sprinklers.
    Direct spray such that water lands on your lawn or garden, not on concrete.
  • Check your irrigation system regularly for leaks, broken heads, and to correct overspray problems.
  • On steep slopes, use multiple, shorter sprinkler run times to eliminate runoff.
  • Put a 2-3 inch layer of mulch around trees and plants to slow evaporation of moisture from the soil.
  • Use a broom instead of hose to clean driveways, sidewalks and steps. Remember, cleaning of pavement with a hose is not permitted, unless to alleviate a health hazard.

Paso Robles Water Conservation - Use it Wisely!


 
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