City Reminds Residents to Conserve Water through Spring/Summer Watering Schedule
07/12/2012
FRESNO, CA - With temperatures well into triple digits, the City of Fresno Department of Public Utilities’ Water Division is reminding residents to follow the Spring/Summer Watering Schedule.

Water conservation is a key component to managing the community’s water supply. The City depends on conserved water as part of its water supply. Increased water-usage results in the City having to treat and deliver more water.

The seasonal watering schedule runs March 2 through November 30. There is no watering on Mondays or between the hours of 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Residents with addresses ending in odd numbers can water on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, while addresses ending in an even number can water on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

In addition to following the required watering schedule, customers also can set their automatic sprinkler timers to an “odd” time, such as 2:57 a.m. or 4:26 a.m. 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. Second, it helps conserve energy by preventing the City’s pumps from continuously switching on and off every hour instead of steady pumping.

With lawns and landscapes representing an estimated 60 percent of the residential demand for water in Fresno, residents are encouraged to look for and repair leaking, broken or improperly maintained water connections, hoses, sprinklers, faucets, hydrants, pipes, outlets, or plumbing fixtures. Customers receiving a metered water bill are now paying for all the water they use, including water from leaks.

If customers believe they have a leak, they can contact the Water Division to schedule a free leak survey by a Water Conservation Representative, who will check for water leaks and other water inefficiencies inside and outside of their residence. They can also help you set your controller.

Water leak surveys and water efficiency analysis are free for City of Fresno single family residential, multi-family and commercial customers. To schedule an appointment, call (559) 621-5480 or email: information@water.fresno.gov. For more information about water conservation, visit www.fresno.gov/water.

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