Landscape water needs begin to drop by mid-August, which is when the irrigation schedule needs to be ramped down. This may seem counter-intuitive because of how hot it is in Albuquerque during August, September and October, but when plants are preparing for the winter, they need less water. For autumn watering recommendations, visit: www.505outside.com.
The Water Authority’s WaterSmart classes have gone virtual. Qualifying participants in our online sessions will earn a $20 rebate on their water bill–and learn about the three steps to landscape success in Albuquerque and Bernalillo County. Only one rebate per account. Class dates are listed below, so register today! Reserve your spot online at: https://www.abcwua.org/conservation-rebates-workshops/
- August 24, 2022
- September 7, 2022
- October 5, 2022
- November 30, 2022
UPDATE: June 23, 2021
Utility Ceases River Diversions in Response to Ongoing SW Drought
Because of the current drought and the associated decline in river flows, the Water Authority stopped diversions of surface water from the Rio Grande earlier this month. The curtailment likely will last until November, and the utility’s service area will rely exclusively on groundwater in the interim.
This week’s heat wave is a reminder that Bernalillo County and most of New Mexico remain in severe to exceptional drought,” said Steven Michael Quezada, Chair of the Water Authority governing board. He explained that flows of native Rio Grande water will therefore be too low in coming months to allow diversion of the utility’s imported San Juan-Chama surface water.Continue reading
Water Utility Authority Offering Rebates for “Smart” Irrigation Systems
“Smart” irrigation systems irrigate landscapes more efficiently than conventional systems, helping you save money while keeping your plants healthy and looking great throughout the year. If you are ready to invest in a system upgrade to protect the investment you have already made in your landscape, the Water Authority is here to help. Rebates are now available for the purchase of WaterSense Smart Controllers, SWAT Flow Sensors, SWAT Pressure Regulators, and WaterSense Spray Sprinkler Bodies. Visit www.505outside.com for rebate information.