Water Utility Authority customers are reminded that spray irrigation is not allowed between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. from April 1-Oct. 31 every year. Violators are subject to warnings and fines. Reduce water loss to wind and evaporation by using spray irrigation only in the evening or early morning hours.
This restriction shall not apply to drip irrigation and low precipitation bubblers, hand watering, or watering of containerized plants and plant stock. To report water waste call 842-WATR (9287). To learn more, visit: www.abcwua.org.
Maintenance is the word of the month! Prep for spring by checking your irrigation system, cleaning up around the plants you tucked in for the winter, and aerating turf areas. Sign up for a 3 Steps to Landscape Success class to learn more. We know you won’t be able to resist buying plants this month, so we’re showing you the proper way to install them and keep them healthy.
Colder weather is the cue to ramp down your watering! Irrigate only on an as-needed basis and don’t forget to give your trees a deep watering about once a month. It’s the best way to keep plants healthy as we head into winter. Check out our Fall Watering Recommendations — or sign up for an online “Weather the Drought” class — to learn more! Also, this is a good time to add mulch to all your plants; it will keep their roots insulated from coming cold snaps. Locally produced “Compost del Rio Grande” is available for purchase from the Water Authority’s Soil Amendment Facility.
The Solid Waste Management Department will again pick up residential Green Waste at no additional charge starting Monday, May 3 through Friday, May 14. Solid Waste customers should have their Green Waste at the curb by 7 a.m. on the day of their regular trash collection day. All Green Waste must be placed 5 feet from automated trash and recycling containers as well as any large items scheduled for pick-up.
Green waste (leaves, grass and brush) must be placed in trash bags.
Each trash bag should not weigh more than 40 pounds. Customers that have branches must cut them to four-foot lengths and bundle them securely.
Dirt, gravel, tree stumps, construction debris or materials will not be picked up