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For Immediate Release: 4/29/16
By Miranda GilbertCity of Guymon
City Officials are asking residents to conserve water by shutting off sprinkler systems during a rain. This request is in response to multiple reports of sprinklers city wide spraying saturated lawns, causing runoff into streets during this Spring weather pattern.
Additional Water Conservation Tips: -Install a humidity sensor to automatic sprinkler systems.-Water early in the morning or later in the evening when temperatures are cooler.-Check sprinkler systems frequently and adjust sprinklers so only the lawn is watered and not the house, sidewalk or street.-Adjust sprinklers to avoid unnecessary overspray.-Install a more-efficient irrigation system such as drip irrigation for trees, shrubs, and flowers.-Adjust irrigation controllers, seasonally.-Put 2-4 inches of mulch around trees and plants to reduce evaporation and keep the soil cool. Organic mulch also improves the soil and prevents weed growth.-Use a broom to clean driveways, sidewalks and patios. Do not use a hose to wash down.-Wash cars with a bucket, sponge, and a hose with a self-closing nozzle.