Power outages can affect some older brands of sprinkler timers, potentially causing increased water usage and higher water bills. If your sprinkler timer’s back-up battery is missing or dead, you may lose all of your program settings and the default settings on your timer will become active. Some default program waters every station, every start time, every day, for 10 minutes at midnight- often doubling water usage and water bills.
Make sure to check the settings on your sprinkler timer after a power outage. You may need to reprogram the timer and put in a fresh back-up battery. Changing the battery in your sprinkler timer every year, at the same time as you change your smoke alarm battery, can save you thousands of gallons of water.
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Water Conservation Ordinance
On June 23, 2014 North Richland Hills updated its Water Conservation Plan and joined other Tarrant County communities in making outdoor watering restrictions permanent. The permanent watering restrictions limit the use of sprinklers and irrigation systems to no more than twice per week based on the above schedule.