The Woodlands sponsors a “Water-Wise Village Challenge” each winter offering each village the opportunity to receive a cash donation in return for their residents turning off their automated sprinkler systems. Here’s how it works: Households that pledge to turn off their yard irrigation system for the winter, or to stop watering their turf grass during the cool months, earn at least one point for their village. Villages accumulate those points throughout the pledge period, and the three villages with the most points receive donations for their scholarship funds from the Woodlands G.R.E.E.N.
So how can you help Sterling Ridge to be one of the top three villages? Start now by signing the pledge to help conserve water. All pledges received by October 31, 2017 will earn triple points but villages will continue to earn points after that date. Turn off your sprinkler system from the end of October until mid April. By stopping regular watering during these colder months it allows your grass to go dormant. The grass will turn brown on the top but the root system will actually grow deeper and stronger, resulting in a healthier lawn in the spring.
To complete the pledge on line go to Water Wise Challenge Pledge