Spring is the perfect time to spruce up your irrigation system! A broken or missing sprinkler head could waste as much as 25,000 gallons of water and more than $90 over a six-month irrigation season. Before you ramp up your watering for the season, spruce up your irrigation system by remembering four simple steps—inspect, connect, direct, and select:
Inspect. Check your system for clogged, broken, or missing sprinkler heads. Better yet —go with a pro! Call the Center for ReSource Conservation (CRC) at 303-999-3824 or visit their "Slow the Flow Program" website and have an irrigation specialist inspect your system for you. Broomfield has partnered with CRC to provide FREE inspections for its water customers!
Connect. Examine points where the sprinkler heads connect to pipes/hoses. If water is pooling in your landscape or you have large soggy areas, you could have a leak in your system. A leak as small as the tip of a ballpoint pen (1/32 inch) can waste about 6,300 gallons of water per month.
Direct. Are you watering the driveway, house, or sidewalk instead of your yard? Redirect sprinklers to apply water only to the landscape.
Select. An improperly scheduled irrigation controller can waste a lot of water and money. Update your system’s schedule with the seasons, or select a WaterSense® labeled controller to take the guesswork out of scheduling. Broomfield offers
for new WaterSense® labeled irrigation controllers and water-efficient irrigation nozzles! See how to apply now!