GREELEY – The city of Greeley is reminding people to help conserve water by watering their lawns less now that school is in session.
To increase your efficiency and to save money, the City of Greeley Water Conservation program encourages Greeley water customers to water less in September than they do in the heat of the summer in a month like July. When the weather starts to cool down, about the time when school resumes or after Labor Day, only use 1 or 2 of your assigned watering days. Watering less often late in the watering season, will help your become more efficient in your lawn watering.
“Many people are good at ramping up their lawn watering, but forget to turn it down once temperatures start to decrease,” says Ruth Quade, City of Greeley Water Conservation Coordinator. “Although temperatures might stay high in September it is hotter for a shorter period of time and therefore less water is needed,” Quade continued. Ideal lawn watering over a season should follow a bell curve pattern, illustrated in the graphic below.