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What is Washoe EvapoTranspiration and how does it pertain to me and my yard?
The Washoe E.T. website has been developed to help you water less and still have an attractive lawn. This site will show you how to use just the right amount of water to replace moisture that has been lost from the soil and grass.
The Washoe E.T. project is a network of weather stations
located in the Reno-Sparks, NV region that monitor evapo-transpiration rates. These rates can then be used as a tool to estimate lawn
and crop watering needs.
The EvapoTranspiration, or E.T. for short, is a method of lawn watering that help Nevadans save our most precious resource - water. E.T. also helps improve water quality. By watering less, you avoid runoff. Overwatering causes more water to run off than soak in. This runoff could carry pollutants from the gutter into our water supply.
The less waste we create, the better.
Some extra useful information:
To see a map of the weather station sites, click here
Information regarding applying proper watering and lawn care - click here
Gross estimated runtimes for small to medium turf - click here
Printable Washoe E.T. brochure, click here
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TMWA holds free irrigation workshops each year to assist customers with system start up, setting controllers for Weather - Wise Watering. Please email email@example.com to RSVP for an upcoming workshop, or for more information about watering- click here.