Water authority: ‘Rain is due so turn off sprinklers’

With rain in the forecast, San Diego residents and businesses were encouraged Monday to shut off their irrigation systems to help conserve water.

According to the San Diego County Water Authority, a one-week hiatus from using landscape watering system could save 2,000 acre-feet of water.

“Water saved now will keep more water in storage to help meet future needs,” a statement from the SDCWA read.

To determine when it is necessary to turn water systems back on, the SDCWA recommends monitoring soil moisture by sticking a shovel or a finger into the dirt. When the soil is dry one to two inches deep, it is time to water again.

The need to conserve water is necessitated by several years of drought conditions in California and a judge’s ruling that limits the amount of water that can be pumped from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta in order to protect an endangered species of fish.

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  5. SD Mayor: Do not water plants, lawn

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