Thirsty plants are getting a good drink of water with the storm that came in last evening. As a result, Nevada Irrigation District Water Operations Manager Chip Close says those customers with automatic sprinklers are being asked to shut them off.
As we move into the winter months with the shorter days and cooler temperatures, Close says people can actually cut back on outdoor watering and eventually shut sprinklers off.
After staying consistently at or above the state-mandated target all summer, which is 36-percent, the September conservation rate for the Nevada Irrigation District fell to 19-percent.
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Close says hitting the target will be even more of a challenge this winter, since the focus will be more on indoor savings, instead of reducing outdoor watering..