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Service

Low-maintenance landscapes are great, but there’s no such thing as a “no-maintenance” irrigation system. A single broken sprinkler head flowing at 15 gallons per minute will waste 900 gallons in one hour of use. So service your system regularly, and check it often for leaks and malfunctions.

Settings

Adjust your irrigation time by season! For turf, water by the Numbers: One day per week in March, two days per week in April and May, three days per week in summer, and ramp down in the fall. For other landscapes, follow the watering recommendations.

Selection

Choose desert-friendly plants that thrive in our dry climate. There are literally hundreds of plant options to choose from, and rebates are available for replacing turf with a desert-friendly landscape.

Latest From our Blog

December 2019 Watering Recommendations

Watering Recommendations

Last month we recommended you shut down your irrigation system. If you haven’t had a chance to do that yet, then December is time. Read how here.

The greater Albuquerque area received a significant amount of moisture in the last week of November, read how that helps our trees this month. 

Plant of the Month

Giant Sacaton, Sporobolus wrightii

This ornamental grass shines all winter long. 

Great Books to Read

Check out these top 4 books our Water Resources Division Manager recommends.

Our Favorite Evergreens

Evergreens are key elements in winter landscapes. Learn which ones are local favorites.

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Our monthly newsletter covers topics on desert friendly landscape practices, maintenance, irrigation principles, and seasonal tips.

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Contact Information

Water Conservation Program
P.O. Box 568
Albuquerque, NM 87103-0568

www.abcwua.org

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