Daylight saving time ended on Nov. 6 and Pasco County is asking residents to remember to replace the batteries in the back-up memory of their irrigation controller, and to check all irrigation settings for proper watering days, times and durations.
The controller’s back-up memory prevents the device from resetting to factory default settings, in the event of a power outage.
The default settings may range from three or more irrigation events weekly, and can result in a significant and unexpected increase in costs, according to a news release.
Residents should refer to the user manual for their individual controller make and model for specific information about memory retention.
Irrigation in Pasco County is day and time specific.
Additional information regarding watering days, times and settings can be found online at bit.ly/PascoWatering.
Published November 09, 2022