Separately metered landscapes, such as parks, schools, HOA greenbelts, commercial landscapes, etc. are allocated water based on the size of the site and weather conditions.
When more water is used on a site than the allocation, increasingly higher rates are charged. High water bills are designed to be a signal to our customers that:
- There may be a leak in lines or sprinkler heads.
- Equipment is malfunctioning (stuck valves, defaulted controllers, etc.).
- Irrigation scheduling should be updated to reflect changing weather conditions.
- Site creage is incorrect and should be re-measured.
It may be valuable to conduct a site survey with the customer, the property manager, the landscape contractor and an IRWD landscape specialist to better understand the site's water budget allocation, the site's water use history, potential problems, equipment needs and opportunities for savings.
A free site survey can be scheduled for IRWD landscape and agriculture customers. We can provide you with a written evaluation that lists the steps to help you meet your water allocation and reduce you water bills. Call (949) 453-5324 to schedule a survey.