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Rain Drops are Fallin’ on my Head

Drip drop. Drip drop….It’s time for another little gnome fact:

Did you know that January, February and March are the wettest months of the year in Orange County? Average annual rainfall here ranges from 2 to 3.5 inches! Yikes! I better find my umbrella and get some galoshes if I’m going to be prepared to visit some more lawns and see everyone’s progress on preventing overwatering.

sensor controllerWith all the rainfall soon approaching, it’s a good idea to prepare by turning off your sprinkler systems on rainy days to be water efficient and reduce unnecessary runoff from polluting the Pacific Ocean. Need some help turning off your sprinkler systems on rainy days? Install an irrigation tool such as a smart timer, rain shutoff valve or a soil moisture sensor which will automatically modify your watering schedule based on weather conditions such as rain. Find out how to save money now on smart irrigation timers or soil moisture sensor controllers through the SoCal Water$mart Rebate Program.

catch basinAdditionally, it is a good time to take a quick look at a catch basin by your house. If you happen to see collected debris in front of the catch basin, please take a moment to throw the debris in the trash. This will not only prevent pollution from entering our local waterways, but may also prevent flooding on your street.

Photo Credits: University of Florida, Faubourg St. John

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