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Saving Water Outdoors

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In the Sacramento region, nearly 65% of residential water use goes to outdoor irrigation. The tips below can help to reduce outdoor water usage.

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Inspect, repair, repeat. Check outdoor irrigation systems every few months for leaks and clogged sprinkler heads. Make adjustments quickly to prevent water waste.

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Convert your landscape. Consider removing all or part of your turf and replacing it with low-water use plants.

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Late nights or early mornings are best. Run your irrigation system in the early morning or late at night to prevent evaporation.

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