City Of Fresno Announces Winter Watering Schedule
11/27/2007

The winter watering schedule will be in effect for all City of Fresno water customers as of December 1. The City of Fresno Department of Public Utilities, Water Division, requires all customers to conduct outside watering on the following times and days:

ODD Numbered Addresses:
(addresses that end in 1,3,5,7,9)
Saturdays ONLY

EVEN Numbered Addresses:
(addresses that end in 0,2,4,6,8)
Sundays ONLY

WATERING TIMES: ANYTIME DURING APPROVED WATER DAY

The winter watering schedule begins each year December 1 and runs through March 1 to avoid unnecessary over watering. As the weather cools and fog comes, there is little or no need for watering.

In addition to following the required watering schedule, customers should also set their automatic sprinkler timers off the hour, such as 10:43 pm, 1:57 am or 4:26 am. The benefits of resetting sprinklers are two-fold. First, it prevents sprinklers throughout the City from going on at the same time, which can decrease water pressure to individual customers. And second, it helps conserve energy by preventing the City’s pumps from continuously switching on and off instead of steady pumping. During rain events, remember to turn automatic sprinkler timers off or place them on pause mode.

Representatives from the Water Division are available to visit customers and show them how to reset a sprinkler timer. Customers can call (559) 621-5480 to schedule an appointment.

For more information about the winter water schedule and water conservation, visit the City of Fresno Water Division web site at fresnowater.org or call the Water Conservation offices at 621-5480.

CONTACT: Public Affairs Office (559) 621-7777

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