Rain Bird Celebrates Smart Irrigation Month
Every July for the past eight years, irrigation professionals around the U.S. celebrate Smart Irrigation Month, an initiative launched by the Irrigation Association to spread the word about using water efficiently.
For Rain Bird, smart irrigation is a year-round goal. The Intelligent Use of Water™ commitment has not only inspired innovative water-saving product development like PRS, but includes education outreach, training and services for our industry and our communities. The need to conserve water is greater than ever, and Rain Bird is helping to make the most of every drop.
Smart Irrigation Month is a great time to motivate your customers to conserve water. In addition to your own expertise, you can help them reduce waste with the following smart tips:
Combat Misting & Fogging
The average American uses 320 gallons of water per day. That’s enough to fill 10 bathtubs. And while in-home technologies prevent waste indoors, lawns may be the biggest culprits of water overuse. Combat waste and high water bills with smarter irrigation technology like Rain Bird PRS rotors and sprays.
Be Rain Smart
When Mother Nature does the watering, there’s no need for an irrigation system to kick in, too. To prevent wasted water costs, customers can opt for a shut-off device that automatically detects rain or moisture. One affordable, easy-to-operate solution available to homeowners is the ESP-SMTe controller with weather-based scheduling—proven to save up to 30-70 percent in water costs by watering only when necessary.
Homeowners with individual trees, flowerbeds, potted containers or other non-grassy areas can apply water directly to the roots using low-volume drip irrigation. This reduces water waste through evaporation or runoff, and will prevent unwanted weeds from growing.
Water Only What Grows
Remind your customers to make sure sprinkler heads are adjusted properly to avoid watering sidewalks and driveways. A properly adjusted sprinkler head should spray large droplets of water, not a fine mist, to minimize evaporation and wind drift.