Volusia County Government has joined the St. Johns River Water Management District’s Skip A Week (SAW) campaign to encourage residents to water less during the cooler months.
“Weekly irrigation isn’t always needed this time of year, noted Tom Carey, Volusia County’s pollution control manager. “If homeowners who regularly water their yards simply skipped every other week this winter, millions of gallons of water could be saved in Volusia County.”
Skipping every other week is as easy as manually turning off your automatic sprinkler system. You’ll be training your grass to grow deeper root systems, which makes them more drought-tolerant and less susceptible to pests and disease. Overwatered lawns are weak lawns.
Watering every 10 to 14 days is generally plenty during winter months.
If you do water your lawn – and even when you “Skip A Week” – remember that your watering day is based on your address.
Even addresses irrigate on Saturday, odd addresses irrigate on Sunday, and non-residential addresses water on Tuesday. Always water before 10 a.m. or after 4 p.m.For more water conservation tips, visit www.volusia.org/water-conservation.