Overwatering Is Out
It's time for Orange County residents to take back their sidewalks! Broken, misdirected or "over-enthusiastic" sprinklers often spray the sidewalks and street instead of the lawns. This not only wastes water and carries litter and pollutants into our waterways, but it's an annoying inconvenience for moms pushing strollers, dads walking dogs, grandparents out for a stroll or kids going to school.
The Orange County Stormwater Program has developed a new website at overwateringisout.org
where residents can vote on a name for the program’s "spokesgnome" and learn about what they can do to prevent overwatering their yards. Many times, the overwatering problem can be fixed
with a simple turn of a screw.
Simple Sprinkler Fixes:
- Turn the adjustment screw at the top of your sprinkler head to keep from spraying sidewalks, driveways or walls.
- Check for leaks and repair or replace any sprinklers that are leaking. The small amount of time and expense you spend in repairing your sprinklers will save you significantly in water savings in the long run.
- Check for any foliage or clogs around your sprinklers. Keep the area around the sprinkler heads trimmed near the ground to keep them functioning properly.