Big Bear, CA, Sept. 16, 2015 – Last month was the first month our community did not meet our water conservation target of 16%, falling short at 12.96%. Since September is already cooler than August and we’ve started getting rain, the DWP asks that you adjust your irrigation accordingly, or consider shutting it off for the season.
Remember, there is no outdoor irrigation within 48 hours of rainfall of at least 1/4 inch, which is a new state regulation. Most landscapers can install a rainfall sensor so that the system can automatically shut off for 48 hours if the homeowners aren’t there to shut it off.
Homeowners should also fix any leaks they see no matter how small. Especially as we move into winter these leaks can cause serious issues as temperatures start to drop.
As temperatures drop and rain falls, the next couple months will offer a big opportunity to conserve water.