Outdoor Irrigation Systems and Water Conservation
With the arrival of summer weather, we want to remind water customers of the following city regulations on the use of outdoor irrigation systems.
1. Irrigation of landscaped areas with an automated irrigation system must be limited to between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m.
2. Any irrigation or watering of landscaped areas that causes a substantial amount of water to fall or overflow on to impervious surfaces (such as sidewalks, streets, storm sewers, and driveways) is prohibited.
3. All lawn and landscape irrigation systems must be properly maintained (i.e. repair broken sprinkler heads or pipes) to prevent the waste of water.
The City encourages customers to conserve water whenever possible. Please consider the following voluntary measures to reduce total water consumption.
1. Consider limiting the use of outdoor irrigation systems to twice per week.
2. In the absence of a drip irrigation system, use a hand-held hose with a shut-off nozzle, or a faucet filled bucket or watering can to irrigate other landscaped areas such as gardens or planting beds.
3. Use a water hose with a shut-off nozzle to wash vehicles.
4. Find ways to reduce your household water use. Here are a few simple suggestions:
• Sweep your driveway instead of spraying it off - Save 150 gallons a day
• Cut your 15-minute shower by half - Save 18 gallons a day
• Turn off your faucet while brushing - Save 6 gallons a day
The following are links to education resources that include more tips on conserving water.
For more information about water resources in the City of Anna, please call the Public Works Department office at (972) 924-4510 or City Hall at (972) 924-3325.