You play an important part in conserving our community’s water. Access to that precious commodity is becoming more constrained as our population grows. Help reduce the need to drill more wells and avoid further strain on existing water sources by conserving.
This fall, one of the easiest ways to reduce water use is to turn automated irrigation systems OFF - from October 15 through April 15 – as part of the Water-Wise Village Challenge. Besides saving water, when not irrigated during cooler months, turf grass goes dormant on top and the root system grows deeper and stronger. It will emerge healthier in the spring, and you’ll have reduced the need to apply chemicals!
By pledging to turn off your irrigation system, or not watering your lawn from Oct 15 through April 15, you will also help our Village Association win the Challenge. Community sponsors donate scholarship funds to the three villages with the most pledges.
Save water and earn points for our village by taking the pledge online or in person, beginning August 15, 2017. You can pledge until April 15, 2018, but additional points are awarded for early pledges. For every household take takes the pledge before October 31, we get 3 points. Pedge between November 1 and December 31st and we get 2 points. Pledge between January 1 amd April 15 and we get 1 point.
You do not need to have an automated sprinkler system to take the pledge. Simply pledge to not water your lawn during the challenge duration.