Coming soon to a door handle near you: A polite note from your neighbor telling you to stop wasting so much darn water.

The San Diego County Water Authority is spending $67,800 to distribute 1.75 million yellow door hangers that you can use to politely ask your neighbors to stop wasting water. Most will go out as inserts in the March 1 edition of The San Diego Union-Tribune and the March 5 North County Times.

The water authority says the hangers are a way to notify neighbors who may be unaware that their sprinklers (which should be operating while it’s dark for maximum efficiency) are spraying the sidewalks or leaking.

They can also be used to notify neighbors who may be irrigating during rainstorms. I know at least one person who needs that notice. If someone wants to hang one of these on the door to CalTrans‘ offices at 4050 Taylor St. and send us a photo of it, we’ll publish your image in this blog.

If you don’t subscribe to either newspaper, you can download a hanger from the authority’s website.


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