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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

November 2019 Watering Recommendations

Watering Recommendations

November is when we recommend you turn off your irrigation controller due to freezing temperatures.

Plant of the Month

Coralberry, Symphoricarpos orbiculatus

A showstopper in the garden with pink berries that provide fodder for birds all winter.

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Winterize your irrigation system.

Cooler temperatures are here, and winter is almost upon us. That means it’s time to put your irrigation system to sleep.

Leave those leaves this Fall

Every autumn, leaves fall to the ground, returning organic matter back to the soil. This year save yourself some time and see why we recommend you leave those leaves.

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Contact Information

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

www.abcwua.org

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Albuquerque, NM 87103-0568
505-842-WATR