eGuide to a WaterSmart Lifestyle

© SDCWA 2013

WaterSmart is where our San Diego lifestyle and water efficiency meet. Each step you take has the potential to enhance your lifestyle, increase the value of your home, save money and inspire a neighbor to do the same.

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Ideas Click on illustration. Watering times change with the seasons, increasing when the temperature rises, and decreasing when the temperature drops. How many minutes is that each month? A landscape watering calculator or smart controller will tell you. 3. Use a Landscape Watering Calculator If you have a standard controller, use the city of San Diego's Landscape Watering Calculator to produce a watering schedule. The calculator is based on historical weather data for your zip code, along with the water requirements of the plants, the soil, and the sprinkler type in each of your irrigation zones. It's free, easy to use, and works for any location in San Diego County. Use the schedule to program your controller at the beginning of each month. If that's more work than you want to do, buy a weather-based irrigation controller that does the work for you. 94 Video Smart Irrigation Controller

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