West University issues water restrictions

July 9, 2009 4:39:53 AM PDT
There's yet another water restriction in the area to tell you about.The City of West University has requested that each resident voluntarily take certain conservation measures.

Residents at even numbered addresses;

  • If you water three days a week, you should water Monday, Wednesday and Friday,
  • If you water two times a week, youi should water on Wednesday and Sunday,
  • If you water more than three times a week, please consider reducing your watering to conserve water, and at a minimum set your timer to water before 5am.
  • Residents at odd numbered address;

  • If you water three days a week, you should water Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
  • If you water two times a week, you should water on Tuesday and Saturday,
  • If you water more than three times a week, please consider reducing your watering to conserve water, and at a minimum set your system timer to water before 5am.
  • Watering on different days will assist us in Managing the Water Demand by spreading the demand over more days.

    IRRIGATION CONSERVATION TIPS

  • 1. Water the lawn in early morning (Before 5am) and late evening hours (After 7 PM).
  • 2. Check your irrigation system to verify that your water is going on the lawn and not on your sidewalks, driveways, streets or walls. You may need to adjust the spray angles on the sprinkler heads.
  • 3. Check your irrigation system through an entire cycle to verify that your water is staying on the lawn and soaking in, and not running down the street. You may need to water for a shorter time period and possibly more frequently allowing for the water to soak in and not run down the street.
  • 4. Check your irrigation system for leaks; a. Turn on each area and walk through the area served to verify no water is running out of the ground, or shooting straight up into the air. You may have a broken pipe or a damaged sprinkler head. b. With the irrigation system off for at least 30 minutes, check each sprinkler head and verify that no water is coming out of the sprinkler head , if water is coming out of the sprinkler head this indicates that one of the valves is not closing completely. c. Shortly after the irrigation system turns off walk through the yard looking for sand or dirt washed up by the sprinkler system this will indicate a leak in an underground pipe.
  • The Drought Contingency Message today is DON"T WASTE WATER. Use what you need but do not allow water to be wasted. This one item will make the biggest difference and will help us to achieve water conservation goals.

    Check out other water restrictions issued due to the lack of rain.

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