Water Saving Irrigation Controllers

Published on: May 22, 2012

You have probably heard of low flow, water saving shower heads, toilets, and other plumbing fixtures, but did you know that there are also water saving landscape irrigations controllers?  Landscape irrigation systems account for over 7 billion gallons of water used per day, and up to half of this water is wasted due to inefficient irrigations systems.

When your irrigation system is overwatering your landscape, it’s just like pouring money down the drain. Traditional irrigations systems that use a timer will blindly water your landscaping whether it needs it or not.  How many times have you seen an irrigation system merrily watering a landcape during or shortly following a rainstorm?  All that extra water is needlessly being wasted.

WaterSense irrigation system controllers use sensors to keep tabs on local weather conditions and only water your landscaping when it is needed.  Most irrigations systems are set according to the driest, hottest part of the year and then they don’t adjust the schedule for the rest of the year.  As a result, the system waters the landscaping at the same rate year around whether it needs it or not and for most of the year, the landscape is overwatered.

Overwatering not only wastes water, but it attracts insects and diseases to your landscaping.  A WaterSense irrigation system controller can reduce overwatering while keeping your landscaping healthy.  You will save money on your water bills and have a healthier landscaping.  Your landscaping professional can replace your existing wasteful irrigation controller with a WaterSense irrigation system controller that will greatly reduce the amount of water wasted through overwatering.

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