As fall takes hold with the rainy season just around the corner, Lodi city officials are asking residents to turn off their automatic sprinkler systems and only water their lawns when needed.
In a press release from the Public Works Department, officials pointed out that most automatic sprinkler systems will stop watering without changing program settings.
Watering during or just after rain storms, as well as overwatering, are violations of the city’s water conservation regulations.
Officials are advising residents whose homes are on water meters and who have noticed an unexplained rise in their usage rates to check for hidden leaks. People can have a water conservation officer from the city come to their homes to check for outdoor irrigation leaks, and show them how to find hidden leaks inside.
Officials are also touting rebate programs for ultra-low-flow toilets, water heater blankets, hose bib timers and low-flow shower heads.
Visit the city of Lodi website for more information about water conservation.