The San Diego County Water Authority is reminding residents today to turn off their irrigation systems. It’s supposed to rain tomorrow.

Keeping irrigation systems off region-wide for a week would save about 2,000 acre feet of water, enough to serve 4,000 homes for a year, the authority said.

Irrigation systems shouldn’t go back on until the soil in your yard is dry one to two inches deep. Jam your finger or a stick in the dirt to figure that out.

As always, if you see CalTrans irrigating the freeway shoulders in the rain tomorrow, e-mail me to let me know where and when you saw it.


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