City Utilities staff are reminding residents that on Nov. 1 landscapes can be watered once a week rather than twice per week during summer months.
The change comes as plants generally need less water during fall and winter months. Watering is allowed on either Saturday or Sunday, at any time of day. No weekday watering is permitted.
“We actually encourage people to turn off their sprinklers completely during the wet season, as rainfall can supply most water needs,” said William Granger, a water conservation specialist with the City’s Department of Utilities. “If you do turn off your sprinklers, keep in mind that trees still need to be watered deeply when it doesn’t rain.”
No watering is allowed for a 48-hour period after it rains more than one-eighth of an inch.
The fall and winter watering schedule lasts from Nov. 1 until Feb. 28.
People can find more information about the City watering schedule here.