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How To Reduce Your Utility Bills And Save Water

There are many affordable ways to improve the efficiency of landscape irrigation today. In addition many of the technologies available will pay for themselves many times over in water savings, as an added bonus the best watering systems will make for healthier plants and protect the Florida environment.

Question: Want to save water, reduce your utility bills, or build a green home?

Answer: Integrated Water Conservation Solutions…where WaterWise Irrigation Solutions innovative irrigation design takes into account:

Rainwater Collection/Harvesting
Rain Gardens
Bio-retention Swales
Graywater Recovery
Drainage Solutions
Water Efficient Irrigation Technologies
Specify controllers or central control systems that replace manual operation with 100% weather-based or ET-based scheduling
Use flow sensors to monitor hydraulic conditions in the field – Checks in real time for excessive flows caused by broken pipes, vandalized sprinklers or stuck valves. If a problem is detected the system will:
Locate the problem
Isolate the valve or mainline
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Tips For Water Conservation In Landscapes Water Efficiently

A truly efficient way to use water in a yard is to design a landscape that exists predominantly on rainfall. Even with lawn and specialty gardens, it is possible to design it as a low-water, low-maintenance yard. However, even an ideal landscape can be over-watered. It is extremely important to only irrigate to meet the needs of the plants in that area. For example, a lawn in full sun will demand more frequent irrigation than an established plant bed of drought-tolerant shrubs and groundcovers. Large amounts of water are consumed by watering landscapes. Efficient watering or irrigation practices are essential to conserve water. Over watering not only reduces our fresh water supply but can result in excess water run-off carrying fertilizers and pollutants into our streams, bays, lakes and rivers. Over watering can also result in disease such as fungus and in the excessive growth of weeds and pests. Signs of over watering include dollar weed, root and leaf disease, and thatch buildup. Too much water promotes weak growth and that increases pruning and mowing. Less frequent watering encourages deeper root development and healthier turf. Using chemicals to combat the results of over watering contributes to stormwater... ...read full post

Glenn Souza
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