Have you ever seen it turn on in the rain? Or maybe just after a downpour? Mmm-hmm. We’ve seen it happen, too.
That’s a pretty shameful waste of water, when you consider residential outdoor water use in the United States accounts for more than 9 billion gallons of water each day, mainly for landscape irrigation.
Experts at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimate as much as 50 percent of this water is wasted because of overwatering caused by inefficient irrigation methods and systems.
You Need Smarter Irrigation Control
Smart irrigation controls act as a sort of thermostat for your sprinkler system, telling it when to turn on and off. Instead of just turning on based on what time of day it is, they can use local weather and landscape conditions to tailor watering schedules to actual conditions in your landscape.
Smart controllers maintain your watering schedule, so you don’t have to. They automatically adjust for changes in weather and seasonality, using as little water as possible while keeping your landscape looking its best.
No more wasted water.
How Smart Are These Things?
Neave Irrigation works with leading smart control manufacturers like Hunter and Rachio that meet the EPA’s WaterSense requirements. Smart controllers can create customized watering schedules and maintain your landscape for you when you simply don’t have the time. They will automatically adjust for changes in weather and seasonality, using as little water as possible while keeping your landscape looking its best. Controllers are app based and accessible from anywhere.
Why Be Smart?
Replacing a standard clock timer with a smart irrigation controller can save an average home nearly 8,800 gallons of water annually.
If every home in the United States with an automatic sprinkler system installed and properly operated a smart controller, we could save $435 million in water costs and 120 billion gallons of water across the country annually from not overwatering lawns and landscapes, according to the EPA.
Neave Knows Smart Watering
You have better things to do than worry if your sprinkler system is smart enough. You want your plant life to receive the hydration they need to thrive, but you don’t want to waste water.
Neave Irrigation offers customized irrigation systems that will accomplish both goals.
Your Neave Irrigation specialist can figure out the best plan for you. We don’t just train our staff to know sprinklers — we make sure they’re familiar with various plant life and its needs so that they can offer the best advice.
If you’re in the Hudson Valley, call us at (845) 463-0592. If you’re in Westchester County, call (914) 271-7996; from Connecticut, dial (203) 212-4800. Or, fill out our simple web form, and we’ll contact you about setting up your free consultation.
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