Agriculture

COLUMN: Water Irrigation System Inspections

As the temperatures start heating up in summer, your water use will go up as well.

This article was contributed by Water Conservation Program Manager Shawn Novack with the Water Resources Association of San Benito County.

As the temperatures start heating up in summer, your water use will go up as well. Landscape irrigation makes up over half of residential water use in the summer time. Of that percentage, another 50 percent is wasted due to leaky equipment or poor irrigation scheduling.

The Water Resources Association of San Benito County offers a free service where a technician comes to your home and inspects your irrigation system. He makes adjustments, if needed, and provides recommendations. He’ll also give you an irrigation schedule to follow and set your irrigation controller. It’s all free! Call today to schedule an appointment. (831) 637-4378

Saving water helps our community maintain our water supply and saves you money!

Shawn Novack

Shawn Novack is the Director of the Water Resources Association of San Benito County. The Association represents the City of Hollister, the City of San Juan Bautista, the Sunnyslope County Water District and the San Benito County Water District for all their water conservation and water resource protection programs. Shawn has been in the field of water conservation for 18 years. He has a certification as a Water Conservation Practioner from the American Water Works Association California/Nevada Chapter. He also is a Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor through the Irrigation Association in Virginia. Before getting into the water industry, Shawn worked as a technical writer for the Naval Research Center in Monterey.