California residents are already experts at saving water. Amid a drought, we make personal decisions to save water every day. We turn off the tap, do fewer loads of laundry, or take quicker showers. But there’s always the question: Is it enough?
As water shortages become more common across the country, water conservation efforts are expanding. It’s not just a personal decision anymore! We’re seeing that a concerted community effort can have a much greater impact on water conservation. And with the help of technology, saving water can be just as easy as forgetting.
Now that’s something to celebrate!
What Is Smart Irrigation Month?
Smart Irrigation Month is a public initiative created to combat water wastage. In the United States, 9 billion gallons of water are used in landscaping and irrigation each day, and over 50% of this water can be attributed to overwatering. Through educational campaigns and evolving technology, Smart Irrigation Month aims to promote efficient water use and emphasize the importance of water conservation within the community.
The summer months are a great time to evaluate your water usage. There are several ways to save water, but smart irrigation makes it effortless. For Smart Irrigation Month, we celebrate smart irrigation technology, which assesses local weather data and soil moisture levels to develop a tailored irrigation plan. Smart irrigation can also include products and services that save water, such as exchange tanks or water-saving shut-off valves.
Why Is Saving Water Important?
Clean water is a non-renewable resource. Water is needed to sustain life, yet the water from our oceans, rivers, and lakes is not fit for human consumption without first being treated. Water also plays a major role in the food we eat, from raising livestock to nurturing crops. Without clean water, life on our planet ceases to exist. Learning how to save water is not only the key to our future, but it’s important to the success of our community, too!
Give Yourself a Break
We know that much of California’s water usage goes to agriculture and industry, yet California residents are often left with the responsibility of cutting back. It can be frustrating to think that our efforts might not be making a difference. Instead of giving up, give yourself a break. Smart irrigation doesn’t have to be fancy or expensive, but the techniques will save you money in the long run.
Get Rewarded For Saving Water
When you save water, you can consider it an investment in your future. Depending on where you live, you may also have local incentive programs that reward residents for efficient water usage. Check for local government rebates on appliances that save water while lowering your utility bill at the same time. (ex. LA water rebate opportunities)
Evaluate and Update
Saving water doesn’t have to be a sacrifice. Saving water can make life easier for you and easier on the environment.
For many, remembering to turn off the sprinklers can be a struggle. Consider installing weather-based irrigation controllers so you can set it and forget it. And don’t forget to check for those rebates!
Saving Water and the Environment
Let’s take a look at two water saving products that we’re especially fond of. If you’re tired of the plastic water bottles around the house, you can install a residential drinking water system for great-tasting water straight from the tap. Many reverse osmosis systems include an automatic shut-off valve so not a drop goes to waste.
Portable exchange tank systems are a good soft water solution for those with a busy lifestyle. Exchange tanks are the most eco-friendly way to have soft water, plus they require no maintenance from the user. That’s what we call a win-win.
Ready to do your part to start saving water at home? Contact us today to discuss our eco-friendly water treatment options that can help you do exactly that!