Summer is when people want their lawns looking their best. Due to the higher temperatures, we water more to keep our grass healthy. Especially in July.
“Woodbury, Minnesota supplies an average of four million gallons of water per day during the winter. In the summer, daily water use goes up to as much as 16 million gallons,” said Gary Klinefelter, founder and president, IrriGreen, Inc.
This leads to a lot of water being consumed and wasted.
To combat this, the Irrigation Association started a campaign in 2005 to make July “Smart Irrigation Month”. Smart Irrigation Month is a national campaign to increase awareness about simple practices and innovative technologies homeowners and businesses can use to sustain healthy lawns and landscapes while using water resources more efficiently.
This year, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton officially declared July Smart Irrigation Month in Minnesota.
Summer Water Restrictions Aren’t Enough
Many cities have watering rules in effect for the summer months. These typically include limits such as which days lawns can be watered or what time of day sprinklers can be turned on. While these measures can help reduce some water loss, they don’t address the true source of the problem.
Traditional sprinkler systems waste water regardless of what days or times they’re used. That’s because these systems waste water every time they are used, whenever they are used.
For smart irrigation to happen, you need a smarter irrigation system. The IrriGreen Genius® Irrigation System cuts water waste by up to 50%. Using technology based on inkjet printers, the Genius® system “prints” water in precise patterns, drastically reducing overlap and overspray. Irrigation zones are easily controlled from a smartphone or tablet through the IrriGreen app.
In addition to saving water, the IrriGreen Genius® Irrigation System saves on installation time and cost.
Celebrate Smart Irrigation Month with IrriGreen
The IrriGreen Genius® Irrigation System is a great example of what this month represents. Having a great looking lawn doesn’t have to come at the cost of water waste. Whether you live in Minnesota or any other state, you can save water with IrriGreen.