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Leaving town? Set up your sprinklers before you go

Lawn sprinklersTaking some time away before summer’s end? Set up your irrigation system for success — even when power fails — by asking someone to keep watch while you’re on vacation.

Power outages can reset sprinklers, wasting water and your money.

You also can combat the disturbance power failures pose by replacing your irrigation system’s backup battery each year.

For precipitation-related protection, install a smart irrigation controller with a rain sensor to prevent your system from running in the rain — a water-wasting violation of our summer watering rules, which are in effect through Oct. 1.