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Watch the Weather, Wait to Water

Woman with umbrella

With the arrival of summer, the District recently launched its “Watch the Weather, Wait to Water” campaign encouraging residents who irrigate their lawns to take advantage of the summer rains and use their irrigation systems less.

During the summer months, yards need no more than ¾ inch of water every 2 to 3 days. Lawns that have received enough water from rainfall don’t need to be irrigated.

The simplest way to determine if a yard needs water is to look for these visual clues:

Follow these tips when you “watch the weather, wait to water”:

For additional information, visit WaterMatters.org/WatchTheWeather/.

July–August 2012
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