Landscape Irrigation Case Study – an Exemplary Approach on Being a Winner of Your Irrigation Management

Landscape Irrigation Case Study – an Exemplary Approach on Being a Winner of Your Irrigation Management

LANDSCAPE IRRIGATION CASE STUDY

OVERVIEW

An Exemplary Approach on Being a Winner of Your Irrigation Management

The average irrigation system will disperse about a half-inch of precipitation or 14,000 gallons of water per watering. Thus, it is recommended to have a properly working rain sensor that signals the irrigation system to pause disbursement during or after a rain event, which can save you thousands of gallons of unneeded water. In addition, rain sensors that utilize evapotranspiration will lessen your water usage and will alter the amount of water put out by the irrigation system, which depends on temperature and moisture levels.

PSIs set at a high level causes the irrigation heads to mist, which provides an insufficient coverage of water and require systems to use more water, because of the rate of evaporation into the atmosphere.

APPROACH

Situation

A client was having an issue with improper landscape water coverage. We found that the operating pressure for their irrigation systems was at a 63%, while their PSI was above 60. PSIs set at a high level causes the irrigation heads to mist, which provides an insufficient coverage of water and the use of more water, because of the rate of evaporation into the atmosphere. The client also experienced trouble with faulty irrigation systems throughout their 200-sites, which showed a set of different issues per location. Such as outdated and broken irrigation controllers, backflow components, irrigation heads, valves, and piping. The client’s case represented a significant number of costly projects that needed to be handled by a national-level irrigation management company. Otherwise, managing every irrigation issue, at every location on a site-by-site basis, with a local company that lacked qualifications could turn into an unnecessary high-stakes gamble – when there are better options the client can choose from.

As suggested previously, connecting with a contractor with a broader national reach of specialties and vetted vendors will help resolve your massive irrigation repairs more efficiently.

Execution

As suggested previously, connecting with a contractor with a broader national reach of specialties and vetted vendors will help resolve your massive irrigation repairs more efficiently. To solve the client’s problem, we installed pressure regulators to verify each irrigation system per zone was operating at its optimal pressure. Then by rigorously testing each unit, we confirmed functionality until we were confident all the irrigation repairs were operating properly. Also, by having the resources and irrigation specialists readily available throughout the country, we were able to quickly set up a project plan to update all 200-sites with new controllers. We then replaced any broken or inefficient heads and parts as part of our diagnostic check. Lastly, our specialists replaced any broken PVC piping with black polyethylene piping, which is a more durable and flexible material that can withstand chemical and environmental stress, while being resistant to cracks.

Outcome

By utilizing the services of a national partner, the entirety of their fixes ended up saving the client about 20% of their water usage for their irrigation and landscaping needs. Additionally, throughout the system updates and repairs, the client saved over 400,000 dollars through upgrading their faulty controllers and outdated parts, which created better water efficiency, and reduced their reactive costs over a 20-year period – based on their own analysis of historical spend versus their current trends, since the repairs have been made.

RESULTS

WATER USAGE

Saved over 20% of water usage

COST SAVINGS

Client saved over $400,000 via new upgrades

TIMELINE

Reduced costs over a 20-year period

By connecting with the right partner, and vetting the right specialists to properly install and fix your irrigation repairs, you can extend the life-cycle of your irrigation system for years to come. Your landscape plays a big role in your business brand, and when things go south with such a complicated system, it is easy enough to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars over on your irrigation system budget. Trust a leading national irrigation management company, so your facility can save an exponential amount of dollars throughout the landscaping season.

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