SAWS sewer charges are based on your average winter water use. So, watering your landscape less now can add up to big savings throughout 2022.
This is the perfect time of year to give your sprinkler system a break, especially since winter averaging begins right about now.
SAWS sewer charges are based on your average winter water use. That means the less water you use from mid-November to mid-March, the lower your monthly sewer service charge will be for the rest of 2022.
Your landscape is the single biggest water user. So turning off your automatic irrigation system is the easiest way to use less water.
Here’s why. Most of the plant species we recommend are xeric, or drought tolerant — they prefer very small amounts of supplemental water, especially during the dormant season. Also, from evergreen trees and shrubs to lawns and perennials, all of our plants shut down completely or significantly reduce physiological processes such as photosynthesis, reproduction, cellular activity, etc.
These two factors are reason enough to limit supplementary water to the absolute minimum. If by chance there is an absence of significant rainfall during a month or two, we recommend using the holiday method.
It’s that simple. Save water. Save money. Your plants and pocketbook will thank you.