Coming out of a dry winter, water conservation becomes more important than ever. While landscape water costs are always an issue, lack of precipitation often leads to higher water rates. In addition, water usage often increases due to the necessity of starting irrigation early.
Short and long term planning becomes essential for managing your water costs. Develop a monthly ETWU – Estimated Water Use budget to establish actual water requirements and projected costs. Some things to consider in creating this ETWU budget: size and type of landscape, local weather, soil type, and irrigation set up. Check with your city/county water district for any possible rebate programs or over limit penalties.