Be smart about outdoor water use
July 6th, 2020
Much of Colorado is experiencing some form of drought right now. It’s a reminder that water is a valuable and limited resource, especially in our state. Since July is Smart Irrigation Month, consider how you can use technology to use water more efficiently, which saves money while protecting this critical resource. The Irrigation Association offers these tips in using tech to save water while keeping your landscape healthy:
Don’t think twice about smart upgrades
Take the guesswork out of irrigation by upgrading to a smart controller. Weather- and soil moisture- based controllers automatically adjust the watering schedule based on conditions at your location.
Use drip irrigation
Drip or “low pressure, low volume” irrigation applies water directly to the base or roots of plants. These systems are ideal for watering individual plants and smaller landscape areas slowly and precisely.
Watch your sprinklers
Inspect your sprinkler heads regularly to make sure they are not obstructed or watering onto pavement.
Save on your next upgrade
Many water utilities offer rebates for certain water-efficient products. Before upgrading to your new system, consult with your local water provider to see if they offer rebates in your area.