Sprinkler systems


  • Homes with in-ground sprinkler systems use 35 percent more water outdoors than homes without in-ground systems. One reason may be that system controllers are not adjusted to meet irrigation needs as the seasons change.
  • Adjust the timer on automatic sprinklers according to seasonal water demands and weather conditions. Install a rain shut-off device on automatic sprinklers so you’re not watering when the ground is already wet.
  • Check sprinkler system valves periodically for leaks. Keep the heads in good repair.
  • Avoid sprinklers that spray a fine mist, which increases evaporation.
  • Make sure your sprinkler is placed so it only waters the lawn, not the pavement.