Smart and simple irrigation upgrades that save water and money

smart irrigationHeld throughout July of each year, Smart Irrigation Month works to promote the social, economic and environmental benefits of efficient irrigation technologies, products and services. To celebrate water innovation and our most precious natural resource, we’ve compiled a few smart and simple irrigation upgrades that will save you water and money:

Install moisture sensors

Due to their widespread availability, irrigation timers are often implemented in hopes that they will save water through scheduled sessions. Convenient as they are, timers often allow sprinkler and irrigation systems to water landscapes at unnecessary times, such as when it is raining or when it has just recently rained. Installing a moisture sensor instead can be a great way to reduce water waste and prevent damage to both your landscape and building foundation.

Ultimately, moisture sensors…

– Ensure your lawn and landscaping receive the correct amount of water
– Prevent irrigation systems from overwatering or watering after it rains
– Promote the growth of healthy roots
– Save water and on water-related expenses
– Help properties comply with water-related regulations in your community

Upgrade and protect sprinkler heads

If you’ve started noticing brown patches on your once green lawn or damp spots on your pavement, you may be dealing with a malfunctioning sprinkler head. Damaged sprinkler heads not only affect the appearance of your landscape, they also waste considerable amounts of water.

Whether you have a broken/malfunctioning head or are just looking to upgrade, replacing existing sprinkler heads yourself is not as hard as you may think.

In addition to repairing problem sprinkler heads, consider applying concrete sprinkler guards to prevent damage from lawn mowers and yard equipment. They are inexpensive, effective and can even be made in-house.

Implement smart water technology

Smart water management systems like WaterSignal allow you to remotely monitor your water usage in real time, enabling immediate action should a leak or other issue occur. In addition to conserving precious natural resources, a smart water management system like WaterSignal offers a number of features that can improve overall efficiency and keep water costs to a minimum.

To learn more about our smart irrigation and monitoring services, contact us today!