Limit landscape irrigation to one assigned
watering day a week in the winter months.
Mandatory watering restrictions limit landscape irrigation to one assigned day per week from Nov. 1 through Feb. 28.
Watering restrictions also apply to drip irrigation. Sunday is not an optional watering day.
When daylight saving time ends each year, don't forget to reset your irrigation clock as well as your indoor clocks. Daylight-saving time ends the first Sunday in November at 2 a.m.
Use the cycle and soak sprinkler irrigation method, which allows the soil to absorb water slowly and reduces the risk of runoff. Set each sprinkler station to run:
Winds can send sprinkler water in unintended directions, saturating the sidewalk more than the lawn. Watering during rainy periods can cause soil over-saturation and wasteful runoff. Shut off the sprinklers on windy or rainy days and save as much as 500 gallons of water a day.
During winter, SNWA recommends running your drip irrigation system in a single cycle of 30 to 90 minutes, one day a week. The length of watering should be determined by the emitter flow rate, soil type and weather conditions. See our drip watering tips for details.
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