ARCADIA’S WINTER WATERING SCHEDULE TAKES EFFECT IN NOVEMBER
October 17, 2017 –Starting on November 1 through April 30, the allowed outdoor irrigation days are Tuesdays and Saturdays before 9:00 a.m. and after 6:00 p.m.
The best time to irrigate your lawn is early morning or late evening. Avoid irrigating your lawn during the middle of the day through the late afternoon when heat and evaporation are at their highest. If you find your trees, flowers, or shrubs still thirsty, hand watering is allowed within the timeframe by bucket or by hose, with a shut-off nozzle attached. To avoid water waste while keeping your plants hydrated, walk the line when your system is on to ensure valves and sprinkler heads are not broken or clogged.
Additionally, the City of Arcadia offers a free irrigation audit for its residents. Poorly functioning sprinklers and over-watered landscapes waste water and increase the number of pollutants flowing into storm drains. Water is mostly wasted in your garden in months prior to or just after the rainy season when intermittent rains occur and you water plants that do not need the water.
Schedule a free irrigation audit by calling the Public Works Services Department at 254-2700. Learn how to read your water meter and other water-saving strategies by visiting the City of Arcadia website at www.ArcadiaCA.gov/waterconservation.
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Nestled in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, Arcadia is an 11.38 square mile community with a population of just over 56,000. Located approximately 20 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, Arcadia is known for combining
small-town charm with the conveniences and amenities of a mid-size city. Arcadia is a full-service charter city governed by a five member City Council, elected at-large. Recognized for exceptional education and recreation opportunities and beautiful neighborhoods, Arcadia is also defined as the “Community of Homes” and has twice been designated the “Best City in California in which to Raise Kids” by Business Week Magazine.