I Have an Irrigation System; What Do I Need to Know?

Irrigation System Tips

  • Turn the system’s automatic function off. Adjust the controls manually when it needs water.
  • If you notice an area of your yard that needs more water, change the setting on that zone or adjust the sprinkler heads watering that specific area.
  • Consider using low-volume, low-angle heads. Adjust heads so the water is delivered as close to the turf as possible. This minimizes water lost to evaporation.
  • Observe your system in action. Adjust nozzles and irrigation duration as needed to ensure most efficient use of water possible. Make sure water is not sprinkling impervious surfaces such as sidewalks, roadways and driveways.
  • If you are considering the installation of an irrigation system or an upgrade to an existing system, look for water-saving irrigation system technology. It will reduce water use and save you money on your water and sewer bill for years to come.


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1. What are the winter parking regulations?
2. What is the process for fixing a streetlight?
3. Does the city really give away trees every year?
4. I Live Near Water; What Do I Need to Know?
5. How Do I Borrow a Buckthorn Wrench from the City?
6. Does Public Works Accept Branches, Brush and Christmas Trees?
7. When May I Water my Lawn and Garden?
8. There's a Storm Drain Near My Home; What Do I Need to Know?
9. When Does the City Flush Out Hydrants?
10. Can Basketball Hoops or Hockey Nets be in the Street?
11. Where Can I Dispose of a Tire?
12. Can Vehicles Park by Mailboxes?
13. I Have an Irrigation System; What Do I Need to Know?
14. What Do I Need to Know About Running a Sump Pump?
15. Who Should I Call if the Sewer Backs Up?
16. Why does the city have load limits on certain streets?
17. What is the hardness of Oakdale's water?
18. How do I request a traffic sign?
19. How do I apply for a right-of-way permit?