The first outdoor irrigation technology has earned the WaterSense Label. Cyber-Rain is currently the only manufacturer of WaterSense-certified irrigation controllers. Home and business owners will now be able to look for the WaterSense label to identify water-saving landscape irrigation controllers that will provide ample irrigation for healthy plant growth while preventing waste and over-watering. WaterSense-labeled controllers operate like a thermostat for your sprinkler system, telling it when to turn on and off based on local weather data. While standard clock-timer controllers on sprinklers or drip-irrigation systems help property owners conserve water by limiting use to cooler morning or evening hours, the new generation of WaterSense controllers goes a step further by automatically adjusting to local temperature and precipitation patterns. Properly installed and programmed WaterSense labeled irrigation controllers can significantly reduce water waste and meet plants’ water needs while supporting a healthy landscape. They have the potential to provide home and building owners across the country 110 billion gallons of water savings and roughly $410 million in savings per year on utility bills.
For more information about these products and the WaterSense certification, visit http://www.epa.gov/watersense/products/controltech.html