More than 1.5 billion gallons saved since 2005...
The NatureScape Irrigation Service (NIS) water conservation program provides irrigation system evaluations for select large properties in 20 cities and water districts. The NIS team conducts a test of the irrigation system and and provides comprehensive recommendations for improving overall efficiency - saving water, reducing run-off of pollutants and keeping canals and water bodies clean in our urban areas.
Current NatureScape Irrigation Services Partners:
- Local government-owned properties (city hall, libraries, fire stations, etc.)
- Public parks
- Commercial businesses
- Multi-family residential
- Water savings - more than several 100,000 gallons annually per site and in some cases, over a million gallons
- property managers save energy, time, and money with efficient irrigation systems
- cleaner canals and waterbodies
Since 2005, the NIS team has completed over 3,000 evaluations with Actual Water Savings exceeding 1.5 billion gallons.
If you are a large property manager or owner and are interested in learning more about the NIS program, please contact us. Services are available for properties within current partner locations, subject to approval by the partner-city/water district.
Homeowners can save too!
Here are a few simple things you can do to maintain a thriving, healthy landscape, and save water:
Use your irrigation system only when needed according to the schedule.
Cap off sprinkler heads that are watering mature established trees or shrubs.
Test your system - run each zone once a month to check for geysers, other visible breaks, or clogged/blocked heads.
Use the same brand and model sprinkler head in each zone (otherwise your distribution of water may be uneven, requiring additional watering time.)
Replace your rain sensor/rain shut-off device* if it is more than 3 years old (the cork inserts are ineffective after just a few years; a new device is about $30 at most hardware stores.)
Speak to an irrigation professional about upgrading your irrigation system to include a soil moisture or evapotranspiration (ET) sensor (these are superior and last much longer than rain sensors, but cost a bit more.)
*Every irrigation system should have a functioning rain shut-off device of some kind. This device prevents your irrigation system from operating when it is raining or has recently rained. (Florida Statute 373.62 requiring this technology)