Erik, along with the City's water conservation education program aims to continue to reduce outdoor water use in the summer as it accounts for a huge percentage of the annual water demand in Cranbrook. Erik will be educating residents by offering free Lawn and Garden Water Assessments to help residents better understand outdoor watering requirements and efficient water use.
"Let’s be water wise this summer by sprinkling lawns early in the day and placing sprinklers where they don’t spray any pavement! And remember, just because there are three days per week that you can water doesn’t mean you need to use them all. Grass grows best with thorough, infrequent watering. Try utilizing just two days, or contact me for an assessment," Nicolajsen says.
What is a lawn and garden water assessment?
Your Water Ambassador will assess your lawn and garden water needs by doing a landscape analysis. In 30 minutes the ambassador will determine the watering needs of the landscape; identify current watering practices; assess your manual or automatic watering system; identify potential opportunities for increased efficacy and make required changes if desired; and set up your free hose timer.
Irrigation assessments will be available beginning at the end of June through the end of August. Bookings are first come, first serve.