Calvin Finch: Save water and reduce your water bills
San Antonio Express News, October 21, 2016
If you want to reduce your water bill or are just interested in reducing water use as long as it won’t hurt the landscape, consider the following suggestions.
Change your irrigation control from automatic to manual. Especially this time of the year, with its cooler temperatures and shorter days, lawns do not grow as much and only need water every two or three weeks. If you only water when the lawn is dry, an infestation of brown patch fungus is less likely.
Once or twice per year (and whenever you discover a leak) have your irrigation contractor inspect your irrigation system to find and repair leaks and to adjust sprinkler heads to ensure they are covering the lawn evenly.