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In both cases, the grasses' crowns remain alive and, in hot situations, water may revive the grasses. It is possible, however, for weather to get so hot that no amount of water helps. This is a special concern in our arid environment. But don’t worry: Dormancy is a natural, built-in protection mechanism. Your grass probably will return when the weather cools in the fall.
However, failure to do so could result in fines of up to $500 a day. Water providers can also shut off or restrict your water service.
Use mulch to cover soil surfaces (saves 20-30 gallons per 1,000 square feet)
Adjust sprinklers to water plants, not the driveway or sidewalk (saves 12-15 gallons each time you water)
Water plants early in the morning (saves 25 gallons each time you water)
Install a "smart" sprinkler controller (saves 24+ gallons per day)
Install a drip irrigation system (saves 15 gallons each time you water)
Fix leaky toilets (saves 30-50 gallons per toilet per day)
Take 5 minute showers instead of 10 minute showers (saves 12.5 gallons per shower with an efficient shower head)
Fill the bathtub halfway up or less (saves 12 gallons per bath)
Wash only full loads of laundry (saves 15-45 gallons per load)
Run the dishwasher only when full (saves 5-15 gallons per load)
• Completed landscape water audits of Temple City Park and Live Oak Park.• Retrofitted plumbing fixtures at city facilities and Live Oak Park Community Center.• Ceased watering of ornamental turf on public street medians and certain areas of city parks. • Ceased outdoor irrigation during, and 48 hours following, measurable precipitation.• Replaced park irrigation systems with new sprinklers for increased water efficiency.
Meanwhile, the City is actively seeking funding for continued water efficient upgrades, What’s more, it was recently granted the Water Smart City Award, which recognizes the City’s commitment to reduce water consumption at city facilities, to adopt city policies for further water conservation, and to publicize available water conservation programs to its nearly 38,000 residents.