March 12 2018 06:44 PM

Sacramento implements watering schedule

Daylight Savings Time, though not everyone’s favorite time, is a good reminder to reset your sprinklers and irrigation systems, states an article on the Sacramento Bee website.

The city’s spring/summer schedule of water days took effect March 1. Sacramento residents will be allowed to irrigate their gardens two days a week, determined by address. Even-numbered addresses may use outdoor water on Wednesdays and Sundays. Odd-numbered addresses are limited to Tuesdays and Saturdays as water days. Either way, water use should be before 10 a.m. or after 7 p.m. to reduce evaporation, the article states.

No outdoor water use is allowed on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays with the exception of hand watering as well as irrigating edible- and container-grown plants. Drip irrigation systems and soaker hoses may be used any day, too, the article notes.