GRAND JUNCTION, Colo – Mesa County Commissioners met today and proclaimed the month of July as Smart Irrigation Month. Local water agencies and businesses supporting smart irrigation like Munro Companies have created a public awareness campaign.
“Looks at the best ways to irrigate wisely, and really to inform the public about all the opportunities,” Munro President Katie Powell mentions.
Conserving water usage in Mesa County is not a new task. This month is meant to celebrate Smart Irrigation month by helping professionals and residents to save water, save money, and see better irrigation results.
The month of July is predicted as the peak month for outdoor water use. The hot temperatures may urge residents to water more frequently but according to Ute Water….
“Our landscape here doesn’t need a lot and we need to make sure we are doing it efficiently and wisely,” Ute Water External Affairs Manager Andrea Lopez informs.
It is recommended to water your lawn two to three times a week between hours of 10PM and 6AM for a maximum of twenty-minutes, other tips include:
“Consider reaching out to an irrigation professional, we have great professionals throughout the valley and those professionals can really help you to make sure you are taking advantage of the latest technologies and that your sprinklers are set to apply inputs the best way possible,” Powell suggests.
Colorado has faced severe drought conditions the past couple of years and Ute water is asking the public to take action now before its too late.
“We are in a very critical point of our drought season right now where we are voluntarily asking our customers and our community to make these changes now before it becomes mandatory,” Lopez expresses.
The July Smart Irrigation month will help protect community water supplies for today and into the future.