Please Use Water Wisely During Outdoor Watering
As Outdoor Watering Increases, Don't Forget Water Conservation
Remember Outdoor Water Use Schedule is daily from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 a.m.
With warmer, dryer weather coming this spring and summer, HCWA customers are reminded to use water wisely and follow the state’s non-drought outdooring watering schedule.
According to the Georgia Water Stewardship Act that went into effect statewide in 2010, during a period of non-drought (what we are experiencing in Georgia at present), daily outdoor watering is permitted only between the hours of 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 a.m.
The evening and morning hours are the best times to water your lawn, regardless, because evaporation is more prevalent during the heat of the midday.
This outdoor watering schedule, however, is subject to change in the event of a drought, so be sure to stay tuned to our website for updates.
For more information on outdoor water use, check out the following page on this website at https://www.hcwa.com/customer-care/outdoor.water.use.cms.
Your Better Yard: Water-Saving Landscaping Tips
As an EPA WaterSense Promotional Partner, the HCWA is encouraging its customer to consider water-saving landscaping tips as a part of the WaterSense “Your Better Yard” initiative.
If you would like to maintain a beautiful yard while also saving water, consider the following tips for “Your Better Yard”:
* Plant flowers that are native to the region, drought tolerant, and that don’t require extra watering.
* Group plants in hydro zones, or place plants with similar watering needs together.
* Consider installing a micro irrigation system that delivers water slowly over a long period of time.
* Use a WaterSense labeled weather-based irrigation controller that will tailor your watering schedule based on local rainfall and landscape conditions.
* Have a certified landscape irrigation professional conduct an audit of your irrigation system to find ways to improve its efficiency.
For more information on water conservation and wise water use, refer to this page of our website at https://www.hcwa.com/community-education/residential-water-conservation.cms.
Chris Wood, Ph.D.
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