EMWD offers customers free residential drip kits

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Eastern Municipal Water District is offering free residential drip irrigation kits for qualifying customers to help convert landscape irrigation areas from spray to drip irrigation. The program is funded in part through a nearly $70,000 grant from the United States Bureau of Reclamation’s WaterSmart program.

Each drip kit is valued at approximately $245 and includes pressure regulators, drip tubing, connectors and emitters. The kit provides enough material to convert between 250 and 400 sq. ft. of planter beds to highly-efficient drip irrigation, which can save up to 60 percent of water per station when compared to traditional spray irrigation. A DVD providing installation instructions and maintenance tips is included.

Customers who wish to participate should contact EMWD to request a voucher for the kits. The voucher can be redeemed at Imperial Irrigation Supply in Menifee. Drip kits must be installed within 45 days or full retail price will be charged to your water bill. There is a limit of two residential drip kits per customer. The kits are available on a first come, first served basis.

For more information or to submit an application, visit emwd.org.

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