City of Irving, TX

05/27/2020 | News release | Distributed by Public on 05/26/2020 23:16

Smart Irrigation can Save Money on Water Bill

Water conservation is crucial to ensuring future water supply availability, but it is also helps prevent overspending on water bills. As the temperature heats up and lawns 'green' up, the tendency is to increase irrigation. This practice leads to much higher water bills due to the high volume of water used for irrigation.

The City of Irving places an emphasis on 'Smart Irrigation,' which means making wise choices about water use. That includes conducting maintenance on the irrigation system before using it after a long rest, and checking the system monthly thereafter. In addition, monitor water usage, make sure sprinklers function properly and carefully consider when and how much water should be used. Because irrigation is the highest use of domestic water, it is good to be intentional about conserving water:

  • Turn irrigation controllers off; turn on only when watering is needed.
  • Pay attention to the weather, and only water when appropriate.
  • Subscribe to WaterMyYard.org weekly emails.
  • Use a soil moisture meter to determine needs across a landscape.
  • Review restrictions and watering tips to maximize irrigation effectiveness.
  • Water no more than twice each week on designated days.
  • Irrigate in the early morning and late evening; do not water between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
  • Use the cycle/soak watering method to prevent runoff.
  • When using a hose, always attach a positive shutoff spray nozzle.

For more information, visit CityofIrving.org/Water-Utilities or call (972) 721-2281.