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current Watering Recommendations

 

Irrigation Advice

“Walk the Line,” walk each irrigation zone at least once a week to check for alignment issues on your sprinkler heads and any missing or clogged emitters.  This way, if there is a problem, you catch it before you get a huge water bill or your plant dies.  Remember, we are in a drought, and every drop counts.

Plant Type

How Much?

Trees
 

water 210 gallons x four times this month for a total of 840 gallons

Turf
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Cool Season 

water 354 gallons each time for every 100 square feet

Turf
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Warm Season

water 270 gallons each time for every 100 square feet

Current Restrictions

Avoid overspray and overflow- fines double during Drought Watch.

Water by the Seasons - Summer
*Use these guidelines for established plants (1 year for shrubs and 3 years for trees).*Watering frequency depends on season, plant type, weather and soil texture. Water to beyond the outer edge of the plant’s canopy and to the depth indicated.*If we receive more than a half inch of rain or more than 6″ of snow, skip your next watering day or irrigation cycle. Avoid watering during freezing temperatures. Winter watering should happen during the warmest part of the day.*Depending on temperatures and rainfall, treat May and September like Summer months. *Refer to the ABCWUA Xeriscaping Guide for plant water use information.

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

www.abcwua.org

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P.O. Box 568
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505-842-WATR