Friday, February 12, 2010

New Service Will Remind You To Change Sprinkler Timers

CCWD has introduced a free new e-mail service that will remind you when to change the times on your automatic sprinklers.

At different times of the year, CCWD recommends that you change your automatic sprinkler times for plants and lawn. For example, in January, February & March, the days are relatively short and there's usually enough rain that you don't need to water your lawn or your shrubs and trees.

But in April, we recommend that you water your lawn once a week, and your shrubs, trees and ground cover twice a week.

So the new service will remind you when it's a good time change, and also how long.

You can sign up here.

Save the Date, Garden Tour Set for May 2

Unsure how you want to make your yard or garden drought tolerant? Sunday, May 2 is the date of the "Bringing Back The Natives" garden tour in Contra Costa and Alameda counties.

The free tour is a showcase of beautiful East Bay gardens. CCWD is a sponsor of this award-winning program.

Here's all the information

Water Savings Still Needed, Despite Storms
CCWD to Review its Water Supply and Drought Program on April 7

Contra Costa Water District customers have been very
successful at conserving water since the District started its
Drought Management Program last May. Over the past nine
months, customers have used about 17 percent less water than
they used during the same months in 2005, 2006 and 2007. The
District applauds this strong conservation effort and encourages
customers to continue saving water.

Water levels in the state’s reservoirs fell well below normal over the
past three dry years, and even ample amounts of snow and rain this
year might not be enough to completely replenish the reservoirs. No one
can predict how much more rain and snow will fall before the dry summer
months arrive, so the District is planning for the possibility of below-normal
water supplies.

At the Board of Directors meeting on April 7, the District’s water supply status will
be reviewed and a decision will be made on whether the District needs to continue,
modify or discontinue its existing Drought Management Program.

The meeting beginsat 6:30 p.m. in the District’s Board Room at 1331 Concord Avenue, Concord. The public is invited.

Until then, CCWD's Drought Management Program remains in effect.