July is Smart Irrigation Month

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The City of Woodland is celebrating Smart Irrigation Month by helping the community save water, save money and see better results.

Smart Irrigation Month is a public awareness campaign to promote efficient water use. Focused on July, traditionally the month of peak demand for outdoor water use, the campaign highlights simple practices and innovative technologies to

  • Make maintaining green spaces easy and convenient.
  • Minimize overwatering while keeping lawns, gardens and landscapes beautiful and healthy.
  • Save money on utility bills.
  • Help protect community water supplies for today and the future.

As we approach summer during a drought, proper irrigation becomes extremely important. The City of Woodland is currently under a Stage 2 Water Warning which limits irrigation to 3 days a week. To help conserve water, residents are encouraged to:

  • Routinely check and repair pipes, valves, and sprinkler heads to make sure there are no leaks. Click here for a checklist to help you walk through each zone of your irrigation system and inspect for signs of water waste.
  • Run your irrigation system no more than three times per week. This will give your grass a deep root system, making it stronger and more drought resistant. If you are not sure how long to run your system visit BeyondtheDrought.com to create a personalized watering schedule,
  • Avoid over-watering by checking the soil moisture. Use a moisture-meter or insert a screw driver into the lawn. If the screwdriver can go in by more than three inches, the lawn doesn't need to be watered.

Register on AquaHawk to find out how much water your irrigation system uses each time it runs. With AquaHawk you can monitor your water use, view an estimated bill and set-up customized leak alerts. To learn more, visit  EnviroWoodland.org/MyWaterUse