2019 Watering Schedule
The schedule begins June 1 and ends September 15. During this time, residents with odd numbered street addresses are being asked to limit watering to Sundays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Residents with even numbered street addresses can water on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Mondays are non-watering days to allow reservoirs to recharge after the weekend.
|Day of the Week
||Watered Street Addresses
This program will help reduce stress on water supplies during the warm summer months, when outdoor usage soars. Outdoor water use accounts for 30% of the total average residential water consumption, with most of this usage going for watering lawns and gardens.
Excessive irrigation also leads to increased water costs. To meet growing peak day demands, incurred when water usage surges on warm days, utilities have traditionally built larger facilities causing costs to increase. By managing demand more carefully during the summer, utilities can cut back on costly peaking facilities and save money for ratepayers.
Turf grass needs only 1 inch of water per week to stay healthy and green, which means that a lot of lawns are getting more water than they actually need. If water users only water 3 days a week and limit the weekly total to 1 inch, including rainfall, they will still have healthy lawns, but use less water.