Irrigation Schedule 2017

The irrigation start up schedule is from April 15th to May 14th from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The regular irrigation schedule starts on May 15th through October 29th from 2:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


The Crossing Connection #1 Days of Watering

Monday, Thursday, & Saturday

Byrne Court all homes

Linwood Drive Number 33 & 35 and 1 to 31

 

The Crossing Connection #2 Days of Watering

Tuesday, Friday, & Sunday

Connor Lane all homes

Whitson Lane all homes

Linwood Drive Numbers 32 & 34 and 36 to 61

 

The Reserves

Monday, Thursday, & Saturday

All homes



Lawn Watering Tips


After the brutal winter with near-record snowfalls, early spring rain and several municipal wells
being re-activated late last year, the Monroe Township Utility Department does not anticipate a water
shortage this summer, but wants to remind residents to not over-water their lawns.


“A simple rule of thumb is that if you are watering your lawn every day, even in the summer,
you are watering your lawn too much,” Monroe Township Utility Department Director Michael Barnes
said. “Most importantly, over-watering is a waste of our most precious natural resource, water. Also, by
over-watering lawns become more susceptible to mold and fungus.”


Lawns need between 1-inch and 1.5-inches of water each week, typically in 4 day increments,
including rainfall. Shadier spots on lawns only need 0.75-inches of water a week. Over-watering is often
the product of homeowners cutting lawns too short. Lawns should be cut no shorter than 2.5 to 3
inches.


“If grass is cut too short, it will be more likely to ‘burn’ and die,” Mr. Barnes said. “Keeping it
longer will prevent the need to over-water, and also keep it less likely to become diseased.”
It is recommended to water lawns between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. when water pressure is at its
greatest and the temperature is at its coolest. It is generally less windy at night, meaning more of the
lawn will be watered evenly.


“Watering overnight reduces the risk of mold, fungus and other lawn diseases,” Mr. Barnes said.
“There is also more moisture in the air at night, which means it will seep into the ground easier, avoiding
run-off.”


For more information and water-related questions, contact the Monroe Township Utility
Department at (732) 521-1700.