It’s July, otherwise known as the heat of summer. And that means it’s hot … and a bit dry.
So Illinois commercial properties are using supplemental irrigation to ensure their landscapes are thriving.
But July is also Smart Irrigation Month, a public awareness campaign to promote efficient water use. Using water wisely saves money on utility bills, nurtures green spaces that deliver real environmental benefits, protects a community’s water supply and minimizes needed investments in infrastructure to store and carry water.
Smart Irrigation Month is the perfect time for commercial property managers to think about their water use. Irrigation systems that deliver the right amount of water at the right time are considered the most efficient. Their benefits include:
- Minimizing overwatering while keeping a landscape looking good
- Adjusting watering automatically to account for weather conditions like rain
- Putting each water drop to work by minimizing evaporation and waste
- Helping property managers maintain a commercial landscape that uses less water and reduces overall water costs
One way to ensure your irrigation system is working at its best is through a regular irrigation inspection or audit. The valuable information that results from an inspection can provide site-specific data to amplify irrigation system performance.
Irrigation inspections consist of three main parts.