Water Conservancy District reminds homeowners to cut back on irrigation; cooler fall temperatures, shorter days

ST. GEORGE – The Washington County Water Conservancy District is reminding homeowners to adjust their irrigation clocks to a recommended frequency of every five days.

The cooler fall temperatures and shorter days alleviate some of the stress on landscapes. This makes it an ideal time to prepare lawns for next year.

“As the season moves toward winter, keep adding days between irrigations,” Water Conservation Manager Julie Breckenridge said. “This will encourage the roots to grow deep, which allows lawns to survive the extreme environmental stresses typical of our climate. Developing a healthy lawn now will bring a better, easier to manage lawn next summer.”

Some controllers have a budget option, which decreases the amount of time but not the frequency. It is better to not use this option on the controller and manually make adjustments to the frequency.

“Remember the amount of time always remains the same each time you water,” Breckenridge said. “It is the frequency of irrigations that changes with the seasons.”

For more information, contact Breckenridge at 435-668-5289 or jbreckenridge@utah.gov.

About the Washington County Water Conservancy District

The Washington County Water Conservancy District, a nonprofit public agency, was established in 1962 to manage Southern Utah’s regional water needs. The district oversees the development, stabilization, management, acquisition and conservation of water resources in Washington County in an ongoing effort to provide a safe, sustainable water supply for current and future generations. Visit www.wcwcd.org for more information.

Submitted by: Washington County Water Conservancy District

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1 Comment

  • Tyler September 25, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    Unfortunetely here in St George, people will totally disregard this useful info and keep their sprinklers on twice a day, for 15 minute intervals through December. This city is way too lax on this issue…

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