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Learn what you can do to save water and reduce your water bill Saturday at the Community Services District Water Conservation Fair. The free event will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Rancho Murieta Association Building.

The fair promises to take the mystery out of sprinkler systems by showing homeowners how to set their irrigation timers and establish an efficient watering schedule. Information about rebates the CSD offers, how to choose water-efficient plants and other water savings ideas and resources will be available. There will be drawings for a programmable irrigation timer, drip conversion kit, rotator spray heads and more.

A flyer about the fair is available as a downloadable attachment, below.

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Mike Simas's picture
Joined: 03/21/2008
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Lawn Watering

On Sunday morning, I drove my golf cart to the club. I live on the South and a very short distance to the Yellow Bridge access. In this short distance I counted seven homes that had or were watering.their yards. (recent rains have provided substainal moisture for the time being)!!

I am guessing that Murieta may now have the water capacity to get us through the warm summer months, but isn't this a case of residents abusing a resource that continues to be a concern of this community?

Myrna Solomon's picture
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I never thought I'd say this!

I have grumbled about our clay soil, ever since we moved here...however now that we are in a drought, I have to admit that I am glad we have it because it holds water and takes  long time to dry out. That means that no one should have to water for a while. If you don't know for sure, buy a water meter that will tell you whether your soil is dry, moist, or wet. We all know from the cracked foundations on the south, that the majority of people have clay soil, so I agree that those people shouldn't have to be using their sprinklers yet.  I tested our soil yesterday for moisture in several spots, and it showed my soil is "wet" from the rain we had last week, so I'd assume everyones soil is also wet.

I'd encourage people to go to the Water Conservation Fair on Saturday to get some information about how to conserve water, and get some free gadgets like a moisture meter that will help you know when it is time to water again.  

Myrna Solomon

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Free moisture meters

Paul Siebensohn, CSD director of field operations, says there's no need to purchase the moisture meter that's been recommended for determining whether your landscaping needs water -- it's one of the free water-saving items that will be given away at Saturday's Conservation Fair.

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