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Do It Yourself Water Control Systems Can Save Water & Money

Flip Law - Tuesday, January 04, 2011
Water control systems are a great way to save water and money.  There are many do-it-yourself water control systems available that include innovative new technology for even greater control and automation of your watering needs.

Saving money for your home or business is one benefit of using a water control system, but the water savings is also great for the environmentally conscious. With new developments in the technology of water controls equipment, saving water and money is easier than ever before, and in many instances, it’s possible to find do-it-yourself water control systems that work for you.

New Technology for Water Controls


New technology allows the irrigation controller to determine when and how much water to apply on a given day.  Using data obtained from on-site weather stations to calculate evapotranspiration (ET) or collecting data from soil moisture sensors, water system controllers can now all but eliminate watering unnecessarily.

Finding the Right Water Control Systems for You

When looking at the best water control systems for your business:

•   Look at your budget to find a system within your price-range.
•   Decide if you want to do-it-yourself or hire a professional for installation.
•   Be sure you know the industry standards to use (discussed in the next section) especially if you’re doing it yourself.
•   Choose a company that has a good reputation and offers good customer support.
•   Ask the experts when you need to.

Do-It-Yourself Water Control System Tips

To ensure you’re maximizing on cost savings and water conservation, your water control system should be designed and installed to meet certain industry standards. Use the following tips to make sure you are using and installing a sound water control system.

•   Follow the manufactures specifications and instructions.
•   Be sure to irrigate turf separately from shrubs.
•   Match the precipitation rate between heads.
•   Mixing rotary heads with spray sprinklers or misting type heads should be avoided.
•   Don’t waste water by throwing it over sidewalks and driveways. This can waste hundreds of gallons of water per cycle.
•   Irrigate different zones, like sunny zones vs. hillsides, separately.

Water control systems are great for the budget and environment, especially with new technology and do-it-yourself systems available, so find the right one that works for you.

W. P. Law, Inc. is one of the Southeast's leading suppliers of fluid handling equipment for farmers, contractors, and industries.
Founded in 1970 in Lexington, South Carolina, the company has six locations throughout the state. W. P. Law, Inc.’s reputation is built upon the experience and expertise to find economical solutions to customer's needs. The company is currently providing a free residential irrigation design redeemable at any W.P. Law, Inc. branch. For more information, visit http://www.wplawinc.com or call toll-free 877-835-0893.

 

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