According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA),
“…as much as 50 percent of the water we use outdoors is lost due to wind, evaporation and runoff caused by inefficient irrigation methods and systems.”
During our decades of installing in-ground sprinkler systems in the Northern Virginia region, we’ve seen the benefits of sprinkler systems and controllers that are certified under the EPA’s WaterSense program. The EPA reports that the average home and business can save nearly 7,600 gallons of water annually by transitioning to a WaterSense-certified irrigation controller. We’ll cover the basics of how these systems work to save you water (and money).
A “Sprinkler Thermostat” For Your Irrigation System
As weather-intelligent self-adjusting systems, WaterSense controllers are customizable and can automatically adjust watering schedules to match local weather patterns. Think of it as a “sprinkler thermostat” for your watering needs, whether for your home or your business landscape. To earn this designation, products are independently tested to ensure they meet EPA standards of efficiency and performance, and only then can they display the WaterSense label. As an added bonus, many modern controllers are WiFi-compatible, meaning they can be operated from any smart device onsite and remotely. The EPA estimates if all homes in the United States “get smart” and transition to smart sprinkler systems with a WaterSense irrigation controller, the country could save 100 billion gallons of water to total saving $1 billion in water costs.
Choosing an EPA WaterSense-certified irrigation controller and system will help you water your lawn and planting beds more efficiently and with less water. With a designated Certified Irrigation Contractor (CIC) such as Bio Green designing and installing your system, you will receive a sprinkler system that is tailored to the individual needs of your lawn. Enhance your home’s value, save on water usage and your time, but most importantly, feel secure in your weather-intelligent, self-adjusting sprinkler system to only water as needed.