How do I prevent water waste?

Most water waste is caused by improper or inefficient landscape irrigation. By taking a few simple steps, you can improve the efficiency of your irrigation system and prevent water waste in your yard.

  • If you have grass, use the 12-minute watering method.
  • Check your irrigation system after each mowing for any misdirected or broken sprinklers.
  • Make sure the sprinkler heads are the appropriate size and height for your landscape.
  • Look for signs of an irrigation leak, including pooling water or bubbles in your grass.
  • Avoid the use of narrow strips of lawn, grass in curving areas, or grass on slopes.