Plano Launches Water Conservation Education Campaign
Plano has launched Water Conservation Education to help with the fact they are already in Stage 3 water restrictions, the City of Plano is stepping up efforts to increase water conservation awareness as we get closer to the driest time of the year.
Plano will be in Stage 3 at least until October 31. What this means is that city residents can only water their lawn once every two weeks, and are prohibited from watering from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The goal, according to the city’s website, is to try and reduce water use by a minimum of 10 percent. As strict as these water restrictions may be, they’re nothing compared to what will happen if Lake Lavon, the city’s main source of drinking water, drops to 17 feet below normal. If that occurs, residents won’t be able to water at all.
The lake was 11.5 feet below normal as of June 4.
Drip Irrigation to the Rescue
However, there’s a form of watering that is not affected by Plano water restrictions, and that’s a drip irrigation system. This is an excellent means of nourishing your landscaping while still satisfying all water conservation requirements. Here are just a few of the reasons why you should consider having one installed:
- Water Efficiency – By applying slow drips of water directly where it’s needed, a drip irrigation system eliminates runoff and substantially reduces waste due to evaporation.
- Weed, Pest Elimination – Because the flow of water is focused on the root base of plants, weeds will not receive the moisture they need to spread. Also, mosquitos will not have the chance to lay their eggs because there will be no standing water.
- Savings – Not only will you save water, you’ll also save a great deal of money because the amount of water you use will be substantially reduced.
Get in touch with Andy’s Sprinkler so that we can show you how much you can benefit from drip irrigation. Call us at 214-389-2412 or contact us online.