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When It Rains, Don't Let Sprinklers Pour

City Distributes Free Rain Shut-Off Sensors for Sprinkler Timers

<h2><span style="font-size: 12px;" data-mce-style="font-size: 12px;">To avoid sprinklers coming on when it's raining, get a free rain shut-off sensor from the City of Santa Barbara Water Conservation Program. A rain shut-off sensor automatically stops the sprinkler timer from watering during and immediately after a rain event.&nbsp; When the collected rainwater has evaporated from the device, scheduled irrigation resumes. Rain shut-off sensors work best for short periods; for extended rain periods, it's best to turn sprinkler timers to the "off" position.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</h2><p>City of Santa Barbara water customers can call (805) 564-5460 to schedule a free water checkup for their home or business. At the checkup a City Water Resources Specialist will hand out a rain sensor and instruct the customer how to easily install the device.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Santa Barbara water customers can reduce their winter water consumption by an average of 16 percent with a rain shut-off sensor; properties with water meters dedicated to irrigation can save even more - 36 percent on average. Since 2007, over 670 rain sensors have been distributed to water customers. For more information, call the City's Water Conservation Program at (805) 564-5460 or visit <a href="" data-mce-href=""></a>.</p><p><strong><em>Madeline Ward, Acting Water Conservation Coordinator Phone:&nbsp;(805) 897-2672 Email:&nbsp;<a href="" data-mce-href=""> </a></em></strong></p>

Last Updated: Feb 24, 2015
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