The average American household uses about 30 percent of its water outdoors, while in some parts of the country, this can be as high as 70 percent. Experts estimate that as much as 50 percent of landscape water use goes to waste due to evaporation, wind, or runoff caused by overwatering. Some households lose up to 70 gallons of water each day!
Make time this summer to be sure you’re getting the most out of your irrigation system, while keeping utility bills low and helping to protect the environment. You may be able to upgrade your current irrigation system with a smart controller. Some new components are designed as easy add-ons to existing systems.
The new generation of “smart” irrigation systems monitor weather, soil conditions, evaporation and plant water use and automatically adjust your watering schedule. The secret to smart systems is the controller. Smart controllers use weather and/or site data to determine when and how long to water. Then, sprinklers apply just enough water at exactly the right time in each zone of your yard.
In a nutshell, save water and you’ll save money.
For the most professional, best-qualified irrigation service in East Tennessee, call Rainscapes’ friendly staff at (865) 981-4270 to schedule an appointment.