Smart Watering Guidelines

Currently, the District has voluntary watering restrictions in place.  We understand the importance of smart watering practices and ask that our customers be responsible and follow the basic rules of smart watering:

  • Water no more than three days a week.
  • Don’t water during the heat of the day when evaporation can rob your landscape of water.  These hours are typically 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM but use your best judgment.
  • Don’t water on windy days when again your landscape is robbed by evaporation and re-direction of the water.
  • Avoid applying water or allowing water to pool on impervious surfaces, such as patios, driveways, streets, or sidewalks.
  • Water deeply and less frequently to ensure that roots grow deep and strong.  Watering every third day or so is recommended for lawns and landscaping.  Try several new tools (deep root fork or a deep root needle) that deliver water directly and efficiently to the roots of trees and other larger shrubs.
  • Make amendments to the soil to allow it to better retain moisture and provide plants with the fertilizer they need.  Mulch is amazing for water retention, temperature equilibrium, weed control, and making beds look neat and clean.  Mulch also naturally will decompose over time and allow beneficial organisms to help your soil become healthier.  Natural mulch may need to be added to every couple of years or just a simple rake or “fluff” with a pitchfork can revive that neat and fresh look.
  • Use a positive shut-off nozzle when irrigating landscapes or washing vehicles.
  • Re-use the water from washing vegetables or fruits for use on houseplants or your flower garden.