What are water management services?
By installing and remotely managing weather-based irrigation controllers, we help our clients save 30-70% of the water they’ve been applying in the landscape. Really, 30-70%! Most irrigation systems are poorly managed and scheduled on a monthly or quarterly basis by people who don’t know the proper way to determine an irrigation schedule.
What does water management with Water Wise Now look like?
A typical engagement begins with a Conservation Review where we evaluate the irrigation system and its current state. Our inspections are conducted using geo-located photographs for precise identification of equipment in need of attention.
After this step, we select the proper equipment for the site (irrigation controllers, weather sensors, communication equipment, master valves, and flow sensors). All of this equipment is installed by our team of licensed landscape contractors.
During the first 30-60 days after installation, we spend time calibrating the system. We look for areas that aren’t efficient enough and adjust their watering schedule, we monitor flow rates and look for problems of high and low flow, and we work with your onsite landscape team (or provide our own) to tune up your irrigation system.
After the system is calibrated, we rely on the automated systems to send out immediate alerts when any faults in the system are detected, including automatically shutting off an irrigation cycle if flow problems are detected.
This service can work alongside onsite landscapers who monitor plant health and report back to us if they see any issues, or if onsite landscapers are not available, we recommend a plan with monthly inspections to maintain plant health and identify problems such as misaligned sprinklers and insufficient system pressure.
What kind of equipment do you install?
We install weather-based irrigation controllers (also called smart controllers) and flow sensors (which detect how much water is passing through your pipes) with web-based remote management capabilities. We work with Weathermatic SmartLine controllers when new controllers are needed and ETWater’s Hermit Crab when existing controllers are in good working order.
Flow sensors are required to immediately detect serious breaks to main lines, laterals, and broken sprinkler heads and act quickly to save water.
We continually investigate the latest technologies to save water to make sure we only give our clients the best equipment available.
Special offer for public agencies from Weathermatic
Weathermatic is offering a pilot program for public agencies to introduce you and your staff to weather-based irrigation control and remote management. We have partnered with Weathermatic to provide pilot opportunities to our clients, too.
Enroll in our pilot program and your first Weathermatic SmartLine Bundle will be free. The bundle includes a SmartLine controller, a wireless weather sensor, an air card for communicating with remote systems, and one year of SmartLink service allowing computer and phone-based management of your irrigation systems, onsite and offsite.
Where we perform conservation reviews
We are still a small company so are limited to areas near where our staff works. We set our service area based on an expected 1.5 hour range for travel (each way). While we are happy to work with customers outside of this range, we do charge for travel time and that cost can add up for areas outside this range.