ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Water Authority is reminding people that with temperatures dropping, people should cut back on watering their lawns. Officials say since cooler temperatures mean less evaporation, turf watering should be back to two days per week. They say water use is up by more than one billion gallons compared to last year but those conservation goals can still be met by cutting back irrigation.
“Much of Bernalillo County is in a severe drought at this point, so it’s especially important that we adjust our sprinkler timers according to the time of year so that we can save some water. Fall is the time to ramp down!” said Carlos Bustos, conservation program manager for the Water Authority.
The Water Authority also wants to remind customers that time-of-day watering restrictions remain in place until Oct. 31, with no sprinkler irrigation allowed between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.