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Take Control of Your Controller – Step 5

 

For the past few months, Irvine Ranch Water District has given you steps one through four on how to take control of your irrigation controller.

Now it’s time to take advantage of the seasonal adjustment feature (also called the % Adjust or Watering Index feature) on your controller.

The watering index value is a percentage that will change throughout the year and is normally 100 percent for the summer when plant water demands are the highest. The idea is to schedule your controller for the summer schedule and then use the Watering Index adjustment feature to have your controller automatically de=crease run times.

For example, if a zone runs for six minutes in summer, the controller would automatically reduce the runtime to three minutes if in Marsh you adjusted the controller to 50 percent using the Watering Index adjustment feature.

To find out more about the Watering Index, how to use it, and receive automatic reminders, sign up for IRWD’s Control Your Controller newsletter by emailing aws@irwd.com.

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