Blog Category: Smart Irrigation

Saving Water During the California Drought

July 1, 2022

With the continuing water crisis happening in California, it’s important we do our part in saving water, our planet’s most precious response. How can we reduce water waste and save water, while still having an outdoor garden?

According to WaterSense, “as much as 50 percent of water used for irrigation is wasted due to evaporation, wind, or runoff caused by inefficient irrigation methods and systems.” So, we have a responsibility to bring the best technology to our clients and help each household reduce water waste. Look for the WaterSense label for water-efficient products that are on many of our smart irrigation controllers. Hydropoint’s WeatherTRAK controllers are automated by cloud-based weather conditions of the day, so they don’t overwater plants. WeatherTRAK irrigation controllers use many different data points and site-specific parameters such as soil type, sprinkler type, and slope angle to create a customized irrigation schedule.

Another Smart Controller Option to Save Water

We also often recommend Hunter’s Hydrawise controllers to our contractors, which have the WaterSense label on them too. Hydrawise automatically adjusts watering based on highly accurate, internet-sourced local weather data. Homeowners can save significantly with this system, which calibrates watering based on weather data. You can also set it to run on just certain days of the week. This will allow you to comply with any outdoor water usage restrictions.

Easy Access on Mobile

WeatherTRAK and Hunter Hydrawise controllers easily connect to a mobile app on your phone or tablet. This means that you can remotely monitor and quickly resolve any issues within your system before costly damage occurs. If you are monitoring multiple yards on a continuous basis, this makes your job a lot easier. It saves you time by eliminating unnecessary trips each time there is an issue.

Visit one of our Bay Area branches to learn more about smart irrigation and saving water. Also, feel free to browse our other water-saving products.

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