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Medford Water Commission - 541.774.2430
Lawn Watering Infoline - March 7

Welcome to the lawn watering infoline. Today is Tuesday March 7, 2017. With spring coming, many people think about starting up their sprinkler systems. However, plant water needs are still being met by the rain we have received, so no irrigation is needed at this time.
 
Applying fertilizer at this time of year is also not necessary. Lawns will begin to green as the soils warm up. It is better to have fertilizer applied in late April or May, once the lawn has had enough time to develop healthy root systems, before promoting green top growth.
 
If you see a sprinkler system running at this time of year, call us with the address and we will contact the property owner to remind them that irrigation is not needed in our area at this time.
 
March 20th through the 26th is Fix-a-Leak Week. Did you know that the average household's leaks can account for more than 10,000 gallons of water wasted every year, or the amount of water needed to wash 270 loads of laundry?
Household leaks can waste more than 1 trillion gallons annually nationwide. That's equal to the annual household water use of more than 11 million homes. The Medford Water Commission would like to remind you to check, twist, and replace! Visit our website at and click on our conservation tab for helpful tips.
 
As a reminder, if you are a Medford Water Commission customer, we offer a Free Sprinkler Checkup in which we provide an overall evaluation of your sprinkler system and make recommendations for any improvements. Call 541-774-2436 to set up an appointment for this upcoming season. 

There is a wealth of information on conservation and landscaping on the website, which we hope you will find helpful. If you have any questions or comments, or would like more information, email us or call 541-774-2436.


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