Monthly Archives: July 2015

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July is Smart Irrigation Month

July is Smart Irrigation Month, which promotes efficient water usage for home and business owners. The average residence uses about 150,000 gallons of water a year. A little over half is for outdoor use and most of that amount is used in a six to seven month period, some 375 gallons a day. Smart irrigation can reduce this amount by about 15%, — 60 gallons/day or 12,000 gallons/year. The US has recently experienced drought along the west coast, extending to Colorado, so it is extremely important to implement smart irrigation practices.

Definition of “Smart” Irrigation

Before learning how to use water efficiently, it is important to understand what smart water usage looks like. When using the word “smart” to define a watering practice, or any other energy use, it usually means two things: Continue reading July is Smart Irrigation Month