Friday, August 31, 2012

2012 Irrigation Still Running 140% Above Last Year

As reported last month, every year is different regarding weather and irrigation need. Some years start dry and end wet, while others are exactly opposite.  This has added up to a greater irrigation need despite the lack of significant high temperatures. The data in the above graph is from the weather stations that fed our weather based irrigation.  As of the end of August, we are running at 140% of last years irrigation need.  July and August are normally dry but this summer is the dryest since 2003 (see below). 

Unfortunately, you will likely see higher irrigation bills for your irrigation needs May through August.  We hate to be the bearer of bad news but you need to be prepared when your bill arrives.

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