Landscape Irrigation is Costly
It turns out that 50% of water use is for the landscape
That's right. Depending on the region of the country, as much as 50-70% of the water used in a commercial property is dedicated to irrigating the landscape. A property owner with a 16-zone 1-acre property will spend an average of $6,000 on irrigation water per year.
And the average property owner will over-water by 38%
Using conventional timer-based irrigation systems that turn on regardless of conditions, the average property is overwatered by 38%. So, of that $6000 water bill, you might be spending $2300 on water that your landscape does not need. This over watering also leads to damaged plants and deteriorating pavement. It's costly.