Landscape Irrigation – Saving Water Isn't Complicated.

Landscape irrigation water management does not have to be complicated. The majority of irrigation systems I evaluate have lots of room for improvement.  Often the initial improvements can be made, without costing much.  As a result, the return on the investment can be achieved quickly. It’s similar to beginning golf. At first breaking 100 is relatively easy and doesn’t take much of a time investment.  As scores get lower and lower, it takes more to… Read more »


Landscape Irrigation – Saving Water Isn’t Complicated.

Landscape irrigation water management does not have to be complicated. The majority of irrigation systems I evaluate have lots of room for improvement.  Often the initial improvements can be made, without costing much.  As a result, the return on the investment can be achieved quickly. It’s similar to beginning golf. At first breaking 100 is relatively easy and doesn’t take much of a time investment.  As scores get lower and lower, it takes more to… Read more »


The Synergy of SWAT

Synergy is when the sum of the parts equals something greater than the sum of the parts.  1 plus 1 = 3 for example.  For the past two years I presented at the WaterSmart Innovations conference about the value of water agencies, manufacturers, distributors and contractors working together to create synergy to reduce water use for landscape irrigation.  An individual working toward a goal can accomplish much, but a team of people working together as… Read more »


Flow Sensors Made Simple

Flow sensors may seem complicated but can actually be explained simply.  Breaks in irrigation systems waste vast amounts of water every year.  Flow sensors are affordable devices that can be installed to detect and automatically shut down the irrigation system when breaks, malfunctions or vandalism occur.  Flow sensors can be designed and installed during construction, or can be part of a retro-fit project.  Either way, flow sensing should be part of any large irrigation… Read more »