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Posted on: November 9, 2017

Prepare Your Home Exterior and Landscape for the Winter Months

Here are some tips to get you prepared:

· Adjust irrigation times by 50 percent and turn off your sprinklers when it rains

· Wrap exterior water pipes to protect them from cold weather

· Plant a water-efficient garden to take advantage of winter rains 

· Trim dead tree branches to prevent hazards during winter storms

· Rake leaves from lawns and dispose in your compost or green waste bin

· Clean gutters and downspouts of leaves and debris

· Install rain barrels to harvest water from your roof

° Rain barrels reduce water runoff to storm drains and allow you to collect water for plants to use when the rainy season ends

 Rebates are available for up to $50 per qualifying rain barrel, with a two rebate maximum per residential account. For more information, visit or call the Water Conservation Department at (510) 668-4218.

Rain barrel rebates and more...
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