Consider an appointment with City's Irrigation Specialist
Marlene Feist, Utilities Communications Manager, (509) 625-6505
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 3 p.m.
Sprinkler systems can waste a tremendous amount of water if they’re not working properly. If you’re concerned your system is leaking or that you’re using too much water, the City of Spokane Water Department has a solution: A visit with our irrigation specialist.
“Our irrigation specialist is trained to seek out problems and help homeowners set their systems to use water more efficiently,” says Dan Kegley, the City’s Water Department Director. “Adjustments will save water and lower summer utility bills.”
The City’s irrigation specialist will teach customers about their control clock system and current watering scheduling methods, complete a test run of their irrigation systems to identify maintenance issues, and provide other tips about watering and landscaping.
The free service is available to City of Spokane water customers on a first-come, first-serve basis. To request an appointment, call 509.742.8144 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
With this summer’s heat and lack of rain, the need to save water is as important as ever.
Last month, Mayor David Condon and the City Council asked residents and businesses to follow these voluntary, water-saving steps:
One inch a week of water is a watering “rule of thumb” suggested for most lawns. Experts suggest infrequent and deep watering over frequent and shallow watering to encourage roots of your lawn to grow more deeply. The deeper the roots the better your lawn can draw water from the soil. The Environmental Protection Agency reports that nationally, lawn care and landscaping accounts for more than 30 percent of water use in the United States.
For more water tips and information, go to www.waterstewardship.org.