Water Authority Recommends Turning Off Sprinklers Before Rain Storms

January 15, 2010

The San Diego County Water Authority is reminding homeowners and businesses to turn off irrigation systems in anticipation of a…

The San Diego County Water Authority is reminding homeowners and businesses to turn off irrigation systems in anticipation of a series of rain storms predicted by the National Weather Service to begin late Sunday in the San Diego region. Forecasters expect the storms to continue throughout the week.

Irrigation systems can be turned off for several days following storms bringing measurable amounts of rain and up to a week or more following heavy or extended storm systems. The Water Authority estimates a one-week hiatus from using landscape watering systems across the region could save 2,000 acre-feet of water.

Additional water-saving tips are available a www.20gallonchallenge.com.

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  • The San Diego County Water Authority sustains a $240 billion regional economy and the quality of life for 3.3 million residents through a multi-decade water supply diversification plan, major infrastructure investments and forward-thinking policies that promote fiscal and environmental responsibility. A public agency created in 1944, the Water Authority delivers wholesale water supplies to 24 retail water providers, including cities, special districts and a military base.

    Media Contact Information

    Ed Joyce

    Phone: (949) 276-1675

    Email: Ejoyce@sdcwa.org