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current Watering Recommendations

 

Irrigation Advice

A programmable controller can waste time, water, and money. Consider installing a new WaterSense irrigation controller to take the guesswork out of scheduling.

Plant Type

How Much?

Trees
 

water 500 gallons each time (250 gallons x two times this month)

Turf
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Cool Season 

water 240 gallons each time for every 100 square feet

Turf
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Warm Season

water 180 gallons each time for every 100 square feet

Current Restrictions

Avoid overspray and overflow- fines double during Drought Watch.

Spring Watering Recommendations
*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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Use Drip Irrigation for your Trees and Shrubs!

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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
Albuquerque, NM 87103-0568
505-842-WATR