Irving: July is Smart Irrigation Month, so Start Studying!
Even though the region experienced replenishing rains this year, water conservation is always a top priority to ensure future water supply availability. As July heats up, the City of Irving places an emphasis on “Smart Irrigation.” Smart irrigation means taking time to be wise about water use. This involves staying informed and thinking about when and how much water should be used. Because irrigation is the highest use of domestic water, it is important to conserve this water:
- Turn irrigation controllers off; turn on only when watering is needed.
- Eliminates accidental/unnecessary irrigation.
- Prevents irrigation system resetting due to electrical surges.
- Pay attention to the weather, and only water when appropriate:
- Through WaterMyYard.org.
- At the Texas ET (evapotranspiration) network.
- On local news.
- Using a soil moisture meter to determine needs across a landscape.
- Review restrictions and watering tips to maximize irrigation effectiveness:
- On the city’s website.
- From WaterMyYard.org weekly emails.
- Water no more than twice each week on designated days:
- Odd addresses on Sunday/Wednesday.
- Even addresses on Saturday/Tuesday.
- Irrigate in the early morning or late evening.
- Time-of-day restrictions: no watering on any day between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
- Use the cycle/soak watering method to prevent runoff.
- When using a hose, always attach a positive shutoff spray nozzle.
For more information, visit Water Utilities or call (972) 721-2281.