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6 Watering Tips for Sprinkler Systems

The lawn watering season has begun.  Here are 6 tips to boost efficiency and have a beautiful lawn. 

  1. Catch cans on the lawn during a sprinkler system audit. Greeley water customers are encouraged to sign up for a free irrigation audit,the program filled up quickly this season. Technicians inspect and test your sprinkler system. You will then receive a report that lists recommended repairs, suggests upgrades, and provides a customized lawn watering schedule.

  2. Learn how to program your irrigation controller. Adjusting the run time and the frequency of watering based on current local weather conditions is the best way to give your plants the water they need.

  3. Apply water in two to three short cycles rather than one long one to allow water to soak in without runoff. Cycles should only be separated by 45-60 minutes for time to soak in. Don’t split them between morning and evening.

  4. A sprinkler watering a lawn.Add a smart controller to your system. Smart controllers use information about site conditions and applying the right amount of water based on factors such as soil conditions and weather. Rebates on smart controllers are available in Greeley.

  5. Install a pressure-reducing valve on your system. High water pressure leads to misting and as much as 25 percent water lost to evaporation. Rebates on are available in Greeley after an irrigation audit.

  6. Keep your system maintained and in good working condition. Adjust sprinkler heads to keep water on the landscape and off pavement and structures.

Contact Us

Greeley Water and Sewer

1001 11th Ave, 2nd Floor
Greeley, CO 80631

Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm

970-350-9811 tel
970-350-9805 fax

Water Conservation

970-336-4168 for Water Budget


Water 8am-5pm 970-350-9320
Sewer 7am-3pm 970-350-9322
after hours970-616-6260

Other Numbers

billing970-350-9811 (dial 2 for billing clerk)
start or stop service970-350-9811 (dial 2 for billing clerk)
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