Cinco MUD 8: July is Smart Irrigation Month

For Smart Irrigation, Larry the Talking Sprinkler of the North Fort Bend Water Authority (NFBWA) says ‘You only need to WATER your lawn TWICE a WEEK!!’ and Cinco MUD 8 recommends you set your sprinkler for 8 minutes twice a week between the hours of 4 am and 8 am. If you see puddling, water twice for 4 minutes. i.e. Monday 4am 4 minutes; 6am 4 minutes; repeat in 4 days. Enjoy your Green Lawn. So in summary:

WATER TWICE A WEEK – EVERY 4 DAYS for 8 MINUTES.  Saving water Saves money.

We’re for Water

  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) created “We’re for Water” as a national campaign to educate consumers about water-saving behaviors and WaterSense labeled products. The WaterSense label makes it easy to identify products that use less water and perform as well as or better than standard models.
  • Whether by replacing an inefficient fixture with a WaterSense labeled product or adopting water-efficient behaviors, we can all take action to save water for future generations.
  • Saving is as easy as check, twist, replace.
    • Check toilets for silent leaks: put a few drops of food coloring in the tank and wait 10 minutes to flush. If color appears in the bowl, the flapper may need replacing.
    • Twist on a WaterSense labeled bathroom faucet aerator to save water and energy at the tap without noticing a difference in flow.
    • Replace your showerhead with a WaterSense labeled model that uses less water and energy, but still lets you shower with power.
  • Join thousands of your neighbors in We’re for Water. Make simple changes at home to save water and energy.
  • Go to epa.gov/watersense to take the I’m for Water pledge. The pledge is also located in documents on www.cincomud8.com.