Help customers save water and money with Smart Irrigation Month Email
Colorado Green NOW
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 03:00 AM

Smart Irrigation MonthSmart Irrigation Month is a public awareness campaign to promote efficient water use. The Irrigation Association hosts the campaign each July to help educate consumers on how to save water, save money and see better results from their landscape water use.

The campaign highlights simple practices and innovative technologies to:

  • Make maintaining green spaces easy and convenient.

  • Minimize overwatering while keeping lawns, gardens and landscapes beautiful and healthy.

  • Save money on utility bills.

  • Help protect community water supplies for today and the future.

Property owners and managers typically overwater, unintentionally wasting money every time they take out the hose or turn on the sprinklers. Landscape companies have an opportunity to lead the charge in being water-wise by:

  • Helping customers plant and maintain low water landscapes that will thrive in their climate and site conditions.

  • Installing new irrigation systems that use real-time weather data and soil moisture sensors to automatically adjust watering to meet plant needs.

  • Using low-volume microirrigation to precisely apply very small amounts of water to gardens, trees and shrubs, minimizing evaporation and waste.

  • Retrofitting existing systems with rain sensors that prevent watering in rainy weather.

  • Helping customers program automatic controllers to comply with community watering restrictions while extracting maximum benefit from every drop of water.

  • Auditing irrigation systems to make sure water is being using effectively and making necessary adjustments.

  • Identifying customer rebates from water utilities and other resources for water-efficient products.

For more information about how you can help homeowners, businesses and property managers, visit www.smartirrigationmonth.org

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