Landscape watering is the largest consumer of water.
Spring is the time to turn your sprinkler system on. Before you do, you need to make sure that the components of your sprinkler system are working properly.
- Check the controller to make sure the number of days you water is correct and that the length of time each station runs meets the needs of the plants that are being watered. If you see water running down the street during or after you water your lawn you need to shorten the amount of time you are watering each station.
- Check for broken pipes in your system by looking for pooling water or soft wet spots in your yard.
- Check for and replace broken sprinkler heads.
- Adjust the sprinkler heads so that they are watering the correct area and not your fence, your house and or the street.
If you are not able to do this yourself, then contact a licensed sprinkler/irrigation company to check your system and then have them make any needed repairs.