Pasco County Utilities has issued an urgent reminder to residents, to conserve water whenever possible and to follow watering guidelines, regardless of your watering source, as many areas in Pasco continue to experience dry conditions with little to no rainfall.
Pasco County’s reclaimed water supply is critically low, the utilities department said in a news release.
How and when you water your lawn can put additional strain on the system, especially if your sprinkler system isn’t working correctly. It is important to check your sprinkler system’s settings, use the correct watering schedule and water only during your scheduled times, the release said.
Here are some effective irrigation tips that also can help you save money:
- Irrigate only on your assigned watering day.
- Follow the watering schedule specific to your water source, whether it is potable, reclaimed or well water.
- Remember: Watering is prohibited between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., regardless of the water source.
- If water pressure seems low, run sprinklers between midnight to 6 a.m., on your watering day.
- To avoid over-watering, use suggested run times specific to your irrigation system.
- Check your system for broken or misdirected spray heads, which can waste water.
“Water conservation is always important, and during periods of extremely dry conditions, it becomes even more critical that we all do our part to conserve water – especially outdoors,” Pasco County Utilities Customer Service Director Sandra Anderson said, in the release.
“We encourage everyone to consider skipping their watering day or week and consider hand-watering hot spots within the landscape where necessary,” Anderson added.
Pasco County Utilities has a longstanding mission to provide high quality water, wastewater, reclaimed water and solid waste services.
Visit PascoCountyUtilities.com, for service updates and more information on how to conserve water.
Published June 23, 2021