100 Ways Winners of the Week

Winners and Tips 23-29

Congratulations to this week’s winners!

  • Dave Schwebel of Palm Harbor, FL
  • John Begani of Tampa, FL
  • Jeff Clark of Orange, CA
  • Ginny Haralson of Dallas, TX
  • Kevin Peavler of Sarasota, FL
  • David Silva of Sacramento, CA
  • Kenny Jackson of Sacramento, CA

You have each won a Hunter® Wireless Rain-Clik™ rain sensor as part of our 100 Ways, 100 Days campaign. You are among the 100 winners who won’t be running your sprinklers in the rain this coming wet season and reaping the benefits.  Everyone else – get on board and let the water savings pour in! Saving water doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated. Check back every Monday through early November for a weekly list of water-saving tips you can apply to your property.

Tips 23-29

  • If you manage a mature property, you could be spending more on maintenance than you should be.  Consider retrofitting the landscape with native, drought-tolerant plant materials to reduce the use of natural resources and decrease the amount of maintenance required.
  • Evaluate your turf.  Are there any areas that would benefit from a turf conversion?
  • Review your water bills regularly.  It’s a great way to discover leaks in your system.
  • If you have rainwater runoff issues on slopes, here’s a tip. Reduce run times to allow the water to soak into the soil but increase the number of start times.  The new calculus: less water more frequently.
  • Be on top of every line item.  Every month check your irrigation valves for leaks.  Those leaks could be costing you a pretty penny.
  • Water on a windy day and watch it blow away.  High winds?  Watering your landscape is a lost cause.
  • Know where the master water shut off valve is located on your property.  This way you can quickly turn off a system if a large leak occurs.
Richard Restuccia

Richard Restuccia is a water management evangelist. He believes passionately in water efficiency and sees the financial and social benefits far too often to keep a secret. As the Director for Water Management Solutions at ValleyCrest, Richard is our spokesperson at industry events and on the Hill to provide direction and insight on landscape water management best practices. Richard puts his words into action through service on various boards and committees including the Government and Regulatory Affairs Committee for the Irrigation Association, the San Diego Water Conservation Action Committee and was a founding member of the Central Control Users’ Group in the Central Valley of California.


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