Smart Watering

Leaders in Smart Irrigation Watering Solutions

WVI is fully committed to educating our staff and customers on all available smart irrigation watering solutions. The irrigation industry has taken positive strides over the years in developing technology that helps to reduce water waste. Furthermore, communities have also taken the necessary steps to promote and mandate restrictions to assist in conserving our precious resource.

Whether you have an older irrigation system or a newer one, chances are you could be saving a lot of water with improvements and changes. If you are looking to make your lawn sprinkler system more efficient and you want to play your part in conserving water, WVI has the experience, knowledge and potential to dramatically reduce your irrigation water use.

Common reasons your irrigation system is wasting water

There are several reasons why your irrigation system may be using more water than it needs to be. Some can be major, while others only require small tweaks to make a big difference. Below we go over some of the common causes of wasted water:

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Broken or poorly installed sprinkler equipment

Common problems that arise are; broken sprinkler heads, system piping and irrigation valve manifolds. Heads that are spraying in the wrong direction is a common culprit (ie. sidewalks, driveways, buildings, crooked heads spraying into the ground).
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Poor irrigation design

Things like mixed precipitation rates (improper nozzle sizing) and sprinkler head spacing will often use more water than is required by your turf and shrubs.
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Poor scheduling

Overwatering can be prevented by having a good understanding of how much your lawn, shrubs, and baskets or pots actually require. Far too often we see irrigation zones programmed to run for far too long. With denser soil types like clay or hard ground, at a certain point flooding and runoff will occur resulting in vast amounts of wasted water. Areas with less sun exposure should not be running the same duration as a zone exposed to sun.

The irrigation world has progressed leaps and bounds when it comes to smart water solutions for residential and commercial landscape irrigating. Below are some great innovations we can incorporate into your lawn sprinkler system to help reduce overwatering.

Ways We Can Save You Water

Fortunately there are various products that help to reduce water use and promote efficient irrigating that will leave your landscape nice and healthy.

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Smart Irrigation Controllers

Advanced irrigation controllers can reduce over watering by using smart technology that takes into account weather conditions, soil type, sprinkler application rates, temperature, wind, rainfall and evapotranspiration.
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Efficient Sprinkler Heads

A sprinkler head is designed to operate at an optimum pressure where the least amount of water is wasted into the atmosphere. In real life conditions this is hard to achieve. With the use of high efficient sprinklers, the internal pressure regulator ensures optimal operating pressure therefore reducing water waste. For sloped areas, an internal seal in the sprinkler head prevents runoff.
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Rain Sensors

During rainfall, a rain sensor will automatically suspend watering. After some dry weather, your system will reactivate.

Moisture Sensing

Installed subsurface at a specific depth related to plant or turf type, a moisture sensor will detect moisture levels and suspend or activate a given irrigation zone.

Pressure Regulator

City supply pressure varies for region to region. In some cases it is far too high to safely operate your irrigation system. In such cases, installing a pressure reducer valve at the point of connection will protect all system components to operate as designed.

Drip Irrigation

Converting spray and rotor zones to drip irrigation in shrub and garden areas will dramatically reduce water waste by better targeting the root zone. In some communities it is required to use drip irrigation for shrubs, trees and veggie gardens.

Ask one of our WVI expert technicians the many ways you can reduce overwatering your landscape and efficiently manage your lawn and garden. Give us a call or use our contact form to learn more about our smart watering solutions.

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