Centennial Water and Sanitation offers tips for efficient water use

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Centennial Water and Sanitation District, the water and wastewater-services provider for Highlands Ranch, is marking Smart Irrigation Month by offering tips to help customers save both water and money, according to a release from the district.

Smart Irrigation Month is a public awareness campaign and Irrigation Association initiative to promote efficient water use.

Watering too much and too often results in shallow roots, weed growth, disease and fungus, according to the release. A rule of thumb provided by the release is that if the grass springs back when stepped on, enough water has been applied.

Another tip provided is that the greatest waste of water in lawn and landscape care comes from watering too much, too fast. Residents are encouraged to set their sprinklers to run a shorter duration for three or four cycles. This allows water to soak into the soil and minimizes runoff, according to the release.

Those caring for a lawn are also asked to adjust their sprinkler heads monthly and inspect the systems for leaks. One way to improve water efficiency is by taking advantage of incentive programs offered by Centennial Water. Incentive programs include rain sensor rebates, turf replacement and a high efficiency nozzle retrofit program.

Centennial Water partners with Resource Central to provide customers access to water-saving programs including Slow the Flow free irrigation inspections, Garden In A Box plant-by-number low-water garden kits and a lawn removal service.

More information about Centennial Water is available on Facebook at facebook.com/centennialwaterandsanitationdistrict or by visiting centennialwater.org.

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