Efficient Irrigation Helps Conserve Water and Lower Water Bills

Efficient Irrigation Helps Conserve Water and Lower Water Bills

Devices like rainswitches improve the efficiency of sprinkler systems.

Although water conservation may not seem as important in times of plentiful rainfall, water authorities continue to press people to act as though they face water shortages. Efficiently irrigating lawns and landscapes helps to limit water usage, preserve water and lower water bills. Although drought has ended in parts of California, authorities in the Golden State have encouraged people to continue using water sparingly. Likewise, here in South Florida, water management officials want consumers to use water responsibly to avoid future shortfalls. Top sprinkler companies across the tri-county region can help communities and homeowners make their sprinkler systems eco-friendlier. Look up irrigation lake worth firms to find a company to help you use less water to keep your lawn and your landscaping healthy and green.

A thing of the past, irresponsible irrigation, has rightly earned the derision of water consumers and environmentally-conscious people. Although many companies used to install sprinkler systems that wasted water recklessly, today’s new sprinkler systems generally have to meet higher standards and waste minimal water.  Many municipalities require new irrigation systems to have a rain shut-off device, i.e. a rainswitch. These devices prevent a sprinkler system from running if the property has received a sufficient amount of precipitation.  Contact a business that performs sprinklers greenacres work to learn about different options for making your sprinkler system more efficient.

A number of factors go into making a sprinkler system efficient. For one, sprinklers should not spray onto walls and hardscapes such as sidewalks, driveways and streets. When this happens, it represents a complete waste of water. Furthermore, sprinkler systems should not over-water lawns and landscapes. If a sprinkler system runs more than necessary, the excess water will wind up as runoff. Also, watering too much can lead to the growth of mold and weeds. Devices like rainswitches and “smart” controllers can keep sprinkler systems from running unnecessarily.

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Palm Beach Sprinkler Companies Can Help Reduce Your Water Usage

Many homeowners and property managers across South Florida want to become more environmentally-conscious and also want to reduce their expenses. The ongoing drought conditions in the Western United States (particularly in California) have shown a light on water conservation efforts and the importance of using water wisely. While people want to use less water, they also want to maintain lush and healthy lawns and landscapes. Fortunately, leading irrigation Palm Beach companies can help customers maintain verdant landscapes while also reducing their water usage and improving their water efficiency.

Call licensed irrigation South Florida contractors, and ask about so-called “smart” irrigation products and upgrades for your sprinkler system. Depending upon the type of sprinkler system you currently have, sprinkler Palm Beach companies could help you improve your sprinkler system in a number of ways. If you have a digital control system, with individual solenoid valves for each zone of the system, you may want to upgrade your controller to a “smart” control system. These devices can measure the amount of rainfall your lawn has received, and will run your sprinkler system only as much as required. Contractors can also program these “clocks” to water each zone for different amounts of time, as required by the type of vegetation in that zone and other variables.

By only watering their lawns as much as needed, property managers and homeowners can see significant savings on their water bills.

Other enhancements to save water and money include drip irrigation, in-ground moisture sensors and simple rainswitches.

Call a professional sprinkler West Palm Beach business today to learn about your options for reducing water usage.