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Posted on: May 15, 2023

Spring Is the Time for a Sprinkler Spruce Up!

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Rising temperatures mean that irrigation season is here. 

Before jumping back into turning on your irrigation controller and watering your landscape, make sure to first spruce up your sprinkler system. Winter weather can be harsh on irrigation systems, damaging sprinkler components or freezing pipes and valves. Just one broken or missing sprinkler component could waste as much as 1,000 gallons of water per week and up to 25,000 gallons of water in six months—which is why it’s so important to give your sprinkler system a little TLC this spring.

Sprinkler Spruce Up Resources

Contra Costa Water District has several resources to help you make the most out of every drop this irrigation season:

  1. Our DIY Irrigation System Check (PDF) can help guide you in inspecting your irrigation system.
  2. Our Lawn and Landscape Watering Schedule – available in English (PDF) and Spanish (PDF) – has recommended run times, start times, and how often to water throughout the year.
  3. Watch our new video all about programming your irrigation controller to help you irrigate like a pro.
  4. Save money on a smart irrigation controller with CCWD's Smart Irrigation Controller Rebate. It is estimated that up to 50% of the water applied to landscapes is wasted due to incorrect controller settings and infrequent controller settings adjustments. WaterSense labeled weather-based smart irrigation controllers can automatically adjust watering schedules based on local weather and landscape conditions.

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