Water Authority Recommends Turning Off Sprinklers Before Rain Storms

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Water Authority Recommends Turning Off Sprinklers Before Rain Storms
National Weather Service predicts significant rain next week
January 14, 2010

The San Diego County Water Authority is reminding homeowners and businesses to turn off irrigation systems in anticipation of a series of rain storms predicted by the National Weather Service to begin late Sunday in the San Diego region. Forecasters expect the storms to continue throughout the week.

Irrigation systems can be turned off for several days following storms bringing measurable amounts of rain and up to a week or more following heavy or extended storm systems. The Water Authority estimates a one-week hiatus from using landscape watering systems across the region could save 2,000 acre-feet of water.

Additional water-saving tips are available a www.20gallonchallenge.com.

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