We Like Smart Things
The premise behind our Smart Irrigation Controls Incentive Program – is to help you use only the water you need to achieve desired results on your property. Globally, water is becoming an increasingly scarce and precious resource, and water use data indicates that water conservation efforts may be most effective during the summer irrigation season, when a drastic increase in water usage occurs for landscaping purposes. Although we absolutely support using enough water to keep your lawns healthy and flowers blooming, we want to encourage the smart use of water that incorporates local weather data to ensure only the necessary amount of water is being used.
With that, technology is helping us reduce waste in efficient ways while conserving resources. In this case, the technology is WaterSense®, certified smart irrigation control products that meet the Environmental Protection Agency’s specifications for water efficiency and performance. Replace your outdated irrigation control system with a WaterSense® product which includes weather-sensing capabilities, and we will reward you with a rebate up to $500. For more information, please contact JD Wise at (970) 369-8235.
How They Work
Smart irrigation controllers use real-time local weather data, including humidity, air temperature, wind speed, soil moisture, solar radiation and rainfall to calculate evapotranspiration rates and automatically adjust irrigation watering accordingly. Technology for such controls is advancing rapidly. There are currently several irrigation controls that carry the EPA WaterSense® label and incorporate local weather data to determine the amount of water needed for different irrigation zones.
Most smart irrigation controllers either connect to the Internet to gather weather data from a nearby weather station, or collect real-time weather data from an onsite station on your property. Some of these controllers can be monitored over the Internet and the settings controlled remotely, while others can be linked to other “smart” devices in your home. With a smart irrigation controller, your plants and lawn get the water they need, without being over or under watered.
This incentive program is open until funds are exhausted, and is for residents of Mountain Village, Ski Ranches and West Meadows only.