Did you know that if you have an in-ground irrigation system, just one broken sprinkler head could waste up to 25,000 gallons of water and more than $90 over the course of a six-month watering season?
While it may not feel like spring has sprung in some parts of the country, this is the perfect time to make sure your irrigation system is ready for warmer weather and the watering season. Before you ramp up your watering this spring, spruce up your irrigation system by remembering four simple steps: inspect, connect, direct, and select.
- Inspect your system for damaged sprinkler heads and repair or replace them if necessary. - Connect pipes and hoses tightly and look for pools on the lawn to see if there’s a system leak. - Direct sprinklers away from sidewalks and driveways, which don’t need water. - Select a WaterSense labeled irrigation controller, which uses local weather data to give your lawn only the water it needs, when it needs it.
This information is provided by EPA’s WaterSense Program. Learn more at epa.gov/watersense.
Wet and stormy weather threatens to disrupt holiday plans from the Eastern Seaboard to the Gulf Coast, as well as across the Great Lakes on Memorial Day.
The risk of damaging thunderstorms will continue through the Memorial Day weekend with communities from Michigan to Texas being threatened into Sunday night.
Cyclonic Storm Mora in the Bay of Bengal will take aim at Bangladesh in the final days of May. Northeastern India and Myanmar also face dangers to lives and property.
An end to the unsettled weather plaguing the northeastern United States this Memorial Day weekend will not come with the holiday.
The heaviest thunderstorms threatening Indianapolis on Sunday should hold off until after the Indy 500 is run, unless crashes prevent the race from finishing before the late afternoon.
Many communities in Germany will experience their warmest day so far this year on Monday as summerlike warmth surges back.
Sunday was a drier day for many across Britain, but showers will return for Monday's spring bank holiday.
Severe thunderstorms caused significant damage from the central Plains through the mid-Mississippi and Tennessee River valleys during the start of Memorial Day weekend.