WSIP certified contractors have the training and knowledge to assess how much water your system is using and can determine how much water is needed to support a beautiful, healthy landscape.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) noted that…
as much as one third of all water use is for landscape irrigation. This equals 34 billion litres per day. Some experts estimate that as much as 50% of the water applied as irrigation is wasted due to evaporation, wind or runoff caused by inefficient irrigation methods and systems. With such large amounts of potable water being wasted, a significant opportunity exists for improvements in irrigation efficiency.
Maintaining irrigation systems is one of the most cost-effective ways to reduce water waste and save significant amounts of money without impacting the quality or health of the landscape.
On average, irrigation systems use 55% more water than recommended in the spring and fall seasons. Overwatering creates a weak root system and can leave your landscape susceptible to disease and insect damage.
Residents and property owners/managers looking for ways to better manage their water bills should contact a WSIP certified contractor. Outdoor landscape water efficiency and optimization is an attractive opportunity that can save money and has significant environmental benefits.
Smart and central controllers may reduce your summer water bill by 20-30%.
An assessment of your irrigation system will determine if installing one of these controllers is right for your property.
Average water savings from the 2014-2015 WSIP assessments
Did You Know?
Reducing the depth of irrigation on a 1-acre property by just 1 milimetre can save 4,047 litres of water!