Celebrate Smart Irrigation Month with Practical Tips to Save Water and Money
West Valley Water Districts shares helpful tips to reduce outdoor water waste
As temperatures continue to heat up and water demand increases, West Valley Water District (WVWD) shares easy to follow tips on how to curb your water use all year long.
Celebrated in July, typically the peak of demand for outdoor water use, Smart Irrigation Month encourages the use of simple practices and innovative technologies to save water and money. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as much as 50% of water used outdoors is wasted due to evaporation, wind, and runoff.
“Summer is a great time to take inventory of your water-use practices outdoors and make practical changes to ensure water and money savings,” said WVWD Board President Greg Young. “By taking responsibility to conserve our natural resources we can all do our part to ensure our future generations will have access to clean and reliable water.”
Practical tips to save water outdoors all year long:
- Invest in Smart Technology. Weather-based irrigation controllers (WBICs) and other smart irrigation devices are an easy way to achieve water-efficient irrigation. WBICs determine when and how much to water by utilizing weather data and landscape conditions. WVWD has rebates available!
- Rethink your Landscape. Choose plants that have low water-requirements and utilize mulch to prevent evaporation when watering.
- Check for Leaks. Ensure that your irrigation systems are working properly by regularly checking for leaks and blockages throughout your yard.
Smart Irrigation Month is an initiative of the Irrigation Association, a nonprofit industry organization dedicated to promoting efficient irrigation. Visit www.smartirrigationmonth.org to learn more.
“Water conservation starts with us. By making small changes to our daily water use, we can have a big impact in ensuring adequate water supply now and for the future,” said Young
To learn how you can take advantage of WVWD’s outdoor and indoor rebates, visit www.wvwd.org/conservation.
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The West Valley Water District has proudly served the Southern California communities of Bloomington, Colton, Fontana, Rialto, San Bernardino, and Jurupa Valley since 1952. Through name changes and consolidation, the mission has always remained the same: to provide customers with safe, high quality, and reliable water service at a reasonable rate and in a sustainable manner. The District provides water for about 98,000 customers and is overseen by a five-member, publicly elected Board of Directors.