As the temperatures ramp up, so might our water usage! Team HMC is here to help you and your community stay on top of ways you can help conserve water this year.
Sprucing Up Your Sprinkler:
Inspect - Check your system for clogged, broken or missing sprinkler heads.
Connect - Examine points where the sprinkler heads connect to pipes/hoses. If water pools in your landscaping, you could have a leak in your system.
Direct - Are you watering the driveway, house, or sidewalk instead of your yard? Redirect sprinklers to apply water only to the landscape.
Select - An improperly scheduled irrigation controller can waste a lot of water and money. Be sure to update your system's schedule with the seasons.
Irrigation Water Use Facts:
Residential outdoor water use across the U.S. accounts for nearly 9 billion gallons of water each day, mainly for landscape irrigation.
Experts estimate that as much as half of the water we use outdoors is being wasted due to evaporation, wind, or runoff caused by inefficient irrigation methods and systems.
Homes with clock-timer-controlled irrigation systems use about 50 percent more water outdoors than homes without them. Your system can waste even more if it's programmed incorrectly, a sprinkler head is pointed in the wrong direction, or you have a leak.
A system that isn't properly programmed or maintained can waste as much as 25,000 gallons of water annually.
A broken or missing sprinkler head could waste as much as 25,000 gallons of water and $280 over a six-month irrigation season.