Area residents invited to irrigation workshop


COAST CITIES — Olivenhain Municipal Water District welcomes area residents to attend a free landscape workshop from 4 to 6 p.m. July 21 at MiraCosta College’s main campus at 1 Barnard Drive in Oceanside. The workshop is hosted by the city of Oceanside’s Water Utilities Department.
Programming and maintaining an irrigation system can be tricky, even for experienced landscape professionals. Dry summer weather makes it a great time for residents to learn about increasing the efficiency of their irrigation systems. Participants in this hands-on workshop will learn about irrigation system basics, adjusting irrigation systems, how to troubleshoot and perform simple repairs, irrigation scheduling, common sprinkler problems, and much more.
The workshop is open to residents with advanced registration. Seating is limited and a special permit is required to park on campus. For more information or to register for the workshop, call (760) 435-5828.
Up to 80 percent of urban water use in California is for outdoor irrigation. Given that a large portion of California’s 36 million residents are urban water users, landscape irrigation makes up a significant portion of the state’s overall water use. California continues to face a water supply shortage, making water use efficiency more critical than ever.
Olivenhain Municipal Water District is a public agency providing water, wastewater services, recycled water, hydroelectricity and operation of the Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve. Organized in 1959, OMWD currently serves approximately 68,000 customers more than 48 square miles in northern San Diego County.

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