Mandatory Water Use Reduction
Avoid a fine! As of July 2014, water waste in California is now considered a criminal infraction, punishable by fines of $500 per violation. Ignoring your residential irrigation system may cost
We can help you with an optimal water use strategy. By using smart controllers, precision driplines, and low-flow sprinkler heads, you will enjoy long-term savings on your water bill!
Less Water Supply In California
During a drought, Northern California may receive about 14 inches less rainfall than usual. This drastic reduction in the water supply is a dramatic decline from the average.
of Residential Water Is Used For Irrigation
Stop water waste. A common misconception that most wasted water comes from showers, faucets, and toilets. However, outdoor residential irrigation is responsible for a majority of all water used in the state.
Greener Lawns for Less
Simple Tips for Sprucing Up Your Sprinkler Systems
Inspect your system for clogged, broken or missing sprinkler heads. Better yet, go with a pro—find an irrigation professional.
Examine points where the sprinkler heads connect to pipes or hoses. If water pools in your landscape or you have large wet areas, you could have a leak in your system. A leak about as small as the tip of a ballpoint pen can waste about 6,300 gallons of water per month.
If you are watering the driveway, house, or sidewalk—redirect sprinklers to apply water only to the landscape.
An improperly scheduled irrigation controller can waste water and money. Update your system’s watering schedule to align with the seasons, or select a weather based irrigation controller to take the guesswork out of scheduling.
You can save even more water outdoors by incorporating water–smart landscaping principles into your landscape design.
Drought: Irrigation Tips
With California’s shortage of rain and snow this year, conserving our water supply is critical. Here are some simple recommendations for conserving water in your home landscape.
Reduce the frequency and duration of your home's sprinkler or drip system. Over irrigation is very common, most home landscapes irrigation times and frequencies can be reduced by 20 to 40 percent with little to no effects on landscaping.
Water early or later - watering earlly in the day or later at night conserves water by allowing water to soak into the soil before evaporation can whisk it away.
Mulch, mulch, mulch -- Mulch keeps the soil moist and slows evaporation, allowing water to
sink into the soil.
Leave grass long -- Taller grass promotes a deeper more extensive root system.
Sprinkler heads apply water more efficiently than others. MP Rotar spray heads deliver
water in a thicker stream than mist spray heads, ensuring more water reaches plants and
less is lost to evaporation and wind.
Water-efficient irrigation sprinklers deliver water more evenly to the landscape than
traditional sprinklers and also regulate pressure to help ensure a constant flow rate.
Save Up to 50% On Your Landscape Water Usage With A Sprinkler System Retrofit!