LAST MONTH SPOKANE HAD EIGHTEEN DAYS OF 90 DEGREE
WEATHER--- AND ALL THAT HEAT HAD HOSES AND SPRINKLER
SYSTEMS WORKING OVERTIME.
KXLY4'S ALYSSA DONOVAN TELLS US HOW YOU CAN DECREASE
YOUR WATER USAGE.
Nadine Spokane's water usage was the highest it's
been in 7 years last month.
MARLENE FEIST, CITY OF SPOKANE
It really is a result of the hot weather we're having,
people want to keep their lawn green so they are using
more water as a result.
AND SEEING BIGGER WATER BILLS.
THOMAS LIGHTFOOT HAS ONLY SEEN ABOUT A 15 DOLLAR INCREASE
PER MONTH ON HIS WATER BILL THIS SUMMER.
THOMAS LIGHTFOOT, SPOKANE RESIDENT
We haven't see a big spike
BUT THAT'S BECAUSE HE'S BEING VERY FRUGAL WITH HIS
USAGE---- WATERING THE FRONT YARD---- BUT LEAVING
THE BACKYARD NICE AND CRISPY.
If I had kept it watered probably the way the land
should be it would've spike more I'm sure.
EVEN THE PROS SAY ITS OKAY TO SEE A LITTLE BIT OF
STRESS ON YOUR LAWN WHEN IT'S THIS HOT.
DUANE DOMBROWSKI, DEW DROP SPRINKLER AND LANDSCAPING
Your going to see some stress my lawn has stress the
nights are starting to cool off again that's really
what the turf grasses need.
DEW DROP SPRINKLERS HAS BEEN KEEPING VERY BUSY THIS
SUMMER--- INSTALLING AND MAINTAINING SPRINKLER SYSTEMS
THAT CAN SAVE YOU SOME GREEN IN THE LONG RUN.
The smart controllers, they know when it's raining
you can hook up moisture sensors, weather stations,
things like that so you know how much water to put
BUT THERE ARE SOME SIMPLER WAYS TO CUT BACK ON YOUR
Water early in the morning, slower application on
PEOPLE WHO WATER THEIR LAW BETWEEN NOON AND 6PM---
THE HOTTEST PART OF THE DAY---- ARE NOT DOING MUCH
FOR THEIR LAWN--- MOST OF THAT WATER IS EVAPORATING.
IT'S ALSO BEST NOT TO WATER WHEN IT'S WINDY.
If you suspect your water bill is higher for a reason
other than the heat--- the city will come and do an
You just have to call 625-7800.
Reporting in Spokane, I'm Alyssa Donovan KXLY4news.
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