For properties that boast lush and vibrant landscapes, irrigation use and the resulting water bills are a major point of concern during the spring, summer and early autumn months. In order to maintain a healthy landscape in a water conscious way, property managers must embrace smart irrigation technology. With this in mind, here are 6 sustainable irrigation practices to improve water efficiency and save you money.
● Water less often but longer. This encourages deeper plant roots and increases soil moisture, albeit at deeper levels.
● Use native or indigenous plants, and xeriscaping, to create a landscape that is both beautiful and less water intensive.
● Install sensors to shut off irrigation systems if it starts raining.
● Modify sprinkler patterns to match the lawn, garden, or decorative shrubs, and eliminate watering the driveway, parking, or pavement.
● Raise sprinkler heads that are blocked by shrubs or other foliage.
● Install WaterSignal to monitor leaks and usage in real time.
Creating a Sustainable Landscape with WaterSignal
For property managers seeking a non-invasive smart irrigation technology, WaterSignal offers real time monitoring, and an easy-to-use centralized dashboard for simplified analysis across all locations, no matter how geographically separate.
Additionally, WaterSignal’s Monthly Calendar Report, or MCR, highlights a property’s domestic and irrigation usage in a calendar format, noting daily usage, and the type of loss/leak at the top of each day/date.
By taking advantage of WaterSignal’s unique hourly and daily alert levels, property managers can quickly react to leaks and hone in on areas of improvement. This is doubly important in areas where water meters are often estimated and actually read only every few months.
To learn how to optimize your irrigation system with WaterSignal, contact us today.