By Jennifer Nations, Water Resource Coordinator
The frigid temperatures that accompanied February’s massive winter storm devastated many residential irrigation systems. Broken water lines and sprinkler heads were too numerous to count.
If you’ve delayed repairs or just want to find ways to save money with your landscaping this summer, you won’t want to miss this weekend’s Greater Brazos Valley Builders Association Home & Garden Expo at the Brazos County Expo. The hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that 50% of outdoor water use is wasted due to overwatering, broken sprinklers, or improperly programmed controllers. You can fix all that through the four steps of the EPA’s Sprinkler Spruce Up:
Sales Tax Holiday
During Memorial Day weekend (May 29-31), the Texas Comptroller’s Office will offer a sales tax holiday to purchase water-efficient products and energy-efficient products. The list includes WaterSense-certified spray sprinkler bodies that could save 31 billion gallons of water nationwide.
That’s about eight times the amount of water College Station uses in a typical year.
If you’re unsure how to perform a sprinkler spruce up yourself, the City of College Station offers free landscape irrigation checkups to residential customers. We’ve completed more than 1,000 checkups over the years, helping our customers save millions of gallons of water.
For more information, contact me at 979-764-6223 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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