What is Smart Irrigation & How Can it Help You Save Money?

Did you know that of all the water used at a home, on average, irrigation accounts for nearly 60% of it? On average, a 7-zone sprinkler system uses approximately 2,500 gallons of water during each cycle. The unfortunate fact is that nearly half of the water used for irrigation is wasted due to overwatering and sprinkler systems that are terribly inefficient. A perfect example of an inefficient irrigation system is one that runs during or right after a rainstorm. We’ve all seen this before. This is precisely where smart irrigation comes into play.

A truly smart irrigation system is programmed to only run when it’s necessary. There are three key components to a smart irrigation system and they are the Toro EVOLUTION Smart Controller, the ET® Weather Sensor, and the Precision™ Soil Sensor. These devices will communicate with one another and the controller will dictate whether or not a zone should run. In fact, there are certain occasions when the controller knows that only 2 out of 7 zones should power on due to soil saturation levels being relayed to the controller. Smart irrigation is finally bringing residential irrigation into the 21st century.

How does smart irrigation work?

At Conserva Irrigation, we’ve partnered with Toro to provide the best irrigation products and parts to our clients. Installing these smart irrigation products will have you saving water on your residential property.

The Toro product line we offer includes:

  • Toro EVOLUTION Controller
  • Toro ET Weather Sensor
  • Toro Precision Soil Sensor
  • Toro T5 Series Rotor Heads
  • Toro Precision Spray Nozzles
  • Toro Rain Sensor
  • Toro Drip Irrigation
  • Toro Micro Irrigation

Through the implementation of all the products listed above, your sprinkler system will use 40 – 60% less water on average than other sprinkler systems out there. If your irrigation system runs on city water, then wasted water is also wasted money. Let’s break this down – a 7-zone irrigation system uses 2,500 gallons of water during each cycle. Let’s assume you run this system once a day for 8 months. This means your system has the potential of using 600,000 gallons of water over the course of just one watering season. Don’t you want to make sure you’re using the optimal amount of water? Would you like to save money while keeping a lush, green landscape all year long? If so, just call Conserva Irrigation today at (757) 819-4191!

If you’re looking for a reliable sprinkler system repair and installation provider in Hampton, Williamsburg, Chesapeake, Norfolk and Suffolk, Virginia, look no further than the number one provider in smart irrigation technology. Call us today at (757) 819-4191 or email us at [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you soon!!

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