Good to know

Published 6:00 pm Monday, May 1, 2023

Getting your Trinity Audio player ready...

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, homes with clock timer controlled irrigation systems use about 50 percent more water outdoors than homes without irrigation systems.

Water waste can be even more significant if irrigation systems are not programmed correctly or if they have a leak. In addition, if sprinkler heads are situated incorrectly, water might be directed to areas of the lawn or garden that don’t need water, or even onto driveways and sidewalks. To reduce water waste, and save on their monthly water utility bills, homeowners can employ WaterSense labeled irrigation controllers.

Such controllers adjust irrigation schedules automatically based on local weather and landscape conditions.

These systems employ intuitive programming controls to schedule irrigation based on the water requirements of the plants.

The controllers can make it easier for homeowners to keep their lawns and gardens green even during dry periods, such as drought, while still adhering to local water utility restrictions.