I see rain is predicted. We were at a client's yesterday and re-set the water budget to bring it down pretty low - 20% of the summer number. We'll run this for a couple of months and see how the rains go. Of course, she has a rain sensor, so that if it does rain, the system won't add artificial irrigation to natural sources. But sometimes at this point in the year we don't know how much rainfall we'll be getting. Will it be a wet winter?
Have you turned down the water budget on your system? Or turned it off?
Maybe we should start a campaign like the smoke detector companies: Fall, when we set our clocks back, is the time to change detector batteries and turn off the watering system.