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Your Own Customized Turf Watering Schedule

Did you know that turf is the highest water user at your home? It can also be the biggest water waster as well. Determining how often to water your lawn can seem like a daunting concept. In fact, most people take the easy way out and set their irrigation controller run times and watering days once in the spring and then don’t touch the controller again until winter when they turn it off. If you are one of these people, you are wasting significant amounts of water!

To help you conserve water, follow the link to Wateright.org which provides you with a FREE simple step-by-step process to develop your own customized turf watering schedule. Start off by taking the tutorial (for home owners) which will explain the scheduling process in easy to understand language. Then click on the scheduling (for home owners) tab to get started. You will be using CIMIS (California Irrigation Management Information System) as your local weather station. When you get to the first screen after selecting Scheduling/Home Owner scroll down to Station #144 Petaluma East where it says select station. The rest of the process will take a very short time and you will be ready to save water instantly!

If you would rather have us create your schedule for you, we will do it for FREE. Simply take advantage of our Free Water-Wise HouseCall program and during our water use evaluation, our trained water conservation specialist will create your customized watering schedule for you. They will even program it into your controller

If you have any questions or need help with your schedule, please feel free to contact us


Contact Information

Director, Public Works and Utilities
Dan St. John, F.ASCE
202 N. McDowell Blvd
Petaluma, CA 94954
Phone: 707-778-4546
Fax: 707.206.6034
Email: dstjohn@ci.petaluma.ca.us

Administrative Offices
202 North McDowell Blvd.
Petaluma, CA 94954
Phone: 707.778.4546
Fax: 707.206.6034
Email: water@ci.petaluma.ca.us
Hours: 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Monday - Friday

Utility Billing
11 English Street
Petaluma, CA 94952
Phone: 707.778.4350
Hours: 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Monday Thursday

Water, Sewer, or Storm Water Emergency
Phone: 707.778.4546

Water Conservation
Phone: 707.778.4507
Email: conservation@ci.petaluma.ca.us

Report Water Waste

Field Office
202 N. McDowell
Petaluma, CA 94954
Phone: 707.776.3777