This is part of a weekly feature in Home & Garden, highlighting ways residents can save water.
• Reduce each irrigation cycle by two minutes.
Two minutes may not sound like much. But a typical pop-up sprinkler-based irrigation system has five to eight stations per cycle with several sprinklers per station. Each sprinkler head blasts water at 2 gallons per minute.
If you trim every station by two minutes, you’ll save at least 80 gallons every time you turn on the sprinklers. If you irrigate twice a week, that can add up to 8,320 a year in water savings.
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For more tips, visit www.BeWaterSmart.info.
– Debbie Arrington