Winter Watering Schedule Underway
12/04/2013
FRESNO - The winter watering schedule is now in effect for all City of Fresno water customers.

The City of Fresno's Department of Public Utilities Water Division requires all City 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:
(Addressed that end in 0, 2, 4, 6, 8)
SUNDAYS ONLY

WATERING TIMES: ANYTIME DURING APPROVED WATER DAY

The winter watering schedule begins on December 1 of each year and runs through March 1 to avoid unnecessary over watering. As the weather cools and fog or rain comes, there is little or no need for watering. The City recommends irrigating no more than five minutes per station on your watering day.

In addition to following the required watering schedule, customers should also set their automatic sprinkler times off the hour, such as 10:43 p.m., 1:57 a.m. or 4:26 a.m.

The benefits of resetting sprinkler times 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.

When rain events are predicted, remember to turn automatic sprinkler timers off or place them on pause mode. Leave irrigation off for at least a week after significant rainfall.

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

For more information about the winter water schedule and water conservation, visit the City of Fresno Water Division Web site at fresno.gov or call the Water Conservation offices at (559) 621-5480.

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