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Old 07-09-2019, 12:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Chi-Town View Post
I received a letter stating that my recent meter reading exceeded the usage that is considered normal. It was 35 000 gallons. But it was during that hot dry spell where I had the setting on two days a week for eight of the nine zones.

I consider it a no brainier to keep the lawn and shrubbery looking good and not stressed. Won't see a letter next month though. Quite a change in the weather Shocking irrigation water bill.

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Old 07-09-2019, 05:33 PM
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Old 07-10-2019, 05:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Tom52 View Post
We just moved to TV about 7 weeks ago. We are not at all familiar with irrigation systems or proper watering/timer settings. We had an "expert" from Superior Services come and check the system and to set the zones up with proper settings. He also bypassed the rain sensor. I suspect his setup was way overkill as we also received a letter from CSU noting the high irrigation water usage this last month.

Can someone suggest ballpark settings for frequency and minutes during summer months for Zoysia grass zones and shrubbery zones?

Many thanks in advance for your suggestions.
Are you sure he bypassed the rain sensor?

A lot of irrigation companies bypass the "seasonal adjustment" feature
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Old 07-10-2019, 06:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Rango View Post
Are you sure he bypassed the rain sensor?

A lot of irrigation companies bypass the "seasonal adjustment" feature
FYI, the rain sensor bypass is just an on/off switch on the control panel. This is easy to check by just looking at the control panel. But, bypassing the seasonal adjustment would require either disconnecting a wire, or making an advanced adjustment setting on the panel. If he bypassed the seasonal adjustment, he should have explained in detail how and why he did that.

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