Water use rises with the sun

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The rainy season has finally passed and we’re now ready for sunshine and heat. In the summer months, water use can skyrocket as people turn to hoses, showers and pools to cool off.

Before you wet your toes or flip on your irrigation, there are some important things to consider.

 

When it comes to saving water, the biggest impact can be made outside. Outdoor watering can account for about half of all your consumption, and half of that is wasted due to overwatering.

Give your landscape all the love and attention it deserves, and no more water than it needs, with a landscape makeover. Swapping out a water-thirsty lawn for one that’s water wise will help you use water outside as efficiently as you do inside.

 

EBMUD offers mulch coupons, lawn conversion rebates of up to $2,000, and more for an upgrade to a more efficient drip irrigation system. We can also assist you to control your irrigation system so it turns on at the optimal time: before the sun rises.

Once you’ve taken control of your outdoor water use, turn your attention to maintenance. 

As fire season in California gets longer, firecaping is no longer an option; it’s essential. This practice of clearing weeds, thinning trees and trimming bushes creates  defensible space between your landscape and your home.