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.

Outdoor Water Use and Drought

On average, a single-family home devotes at least 30 percent of its water for outdoor uses such as landscape irrigation, but that amount can be as much as 70 percent in arid regions. Unfortunately, without efficient watering practices, up to 50 percent of that water can go to waste due to inefficient watering methods and irrigation systems. Irrigation professionals, water utilities, and professional certifying organizations can use the materials and ideas in this section to help homeowners reduce outdoor water use and promote a healthy landscape that’s both beautiful and water-efficient.

During times of drought, it is doubly important to reduce outdoor water use and help save water around the home.

Winter Water Saving Tips – ARCHIVED 20210131 per Doug Brewer

As winter approaches, here are some water savings tips:

  • Winterize your sprinkler system.
  • Change your faucet aerators with 1.0gpm aerator inserts from your local hardware store for $3-$4.
  • Turn your hot water heater down one setting.
  • Wash clothes and dishes with full loads to reduce water usage.
  • Change refrigerator water filter.

Water is a precious resource, use wisely. For more water savings tips, go to www.cincomud8.com.