Water Conservation and Efficiency
As droughts around the country have made clear, water efficiency is something that should concern us all. While the Omaha region has largely avoided the serious problems found elsewhere, water scarcity has been a concern as recently as 2020, when an extended period of hot and dry weather created dangerous conditions across Nebraska.
As a homeowner, you want to do the right thing for the environment. This involves making smart choices and strategic investments when it comes to resource use. A healthy lawn shouldn’t come at the expense of wasted water. With today’s advanced irrigation technology, however, it doesn’t have to. At Nature’s Helper, our commitment to the environment is evident in our name. We offer a wide range of products and services that will keep your lawn and garden growing strong while minimizing water waste. Keep reading to learn more or contact our office directly to arrange a consultation.
Why Is Water Efficiency Important?
We all know that water is essential to life. Water is used to grow crops and raise animals for food. Clean water is also essential for bathing and preventing the spread of disease. While it may seem like water is everywhere, the fact is that less than 1% of the global supply is actually usable by humans.
A sudden scarcity would lead to food shortages, disease outbreaks, soil erosion and a range of other issues with far-reaching impacts. While the broader environmental and social impacts of water conservation are important, the economic benefits shouldn’t be overlooked either. Every step you make to conserve water in your home saves money on your monthly utility bills.
In fact, investing in more efficient sprinkler and irrigation technology is as much as a smart financial choice as it is an ethical one. Over time, an investment in a new sprinkler system will eventually pay for itself thanks to lower water bills and a decreased need for expensive interventions to keep your lawn healthy.
How to Be More Water-Efficient
Water efficiency is ultimately a series of small steps, the first of which is awareness.If we’re more conscientious about how we use water in our homes, we can identify where positive changes can be made. This can include taking shorter showers, repairing leaky faucets or buying a high-efficiency dishwasher or washing machine. In your landscaped areas, water efficiency options may include a drip irrigation system that feeds water directly to the roots of plants, reducing waste by as much as 65%.
Combined with other technology, such as rain sensors and weather monitors, irrigation systems play an important role in keeping your lawn and garden nourished while helping you conserve water.
Nature’s Helper is Dedicated to Water-Efficiency
Making your irrigation system water-efficient is not only environmentally responsible, but also saves you money on your monthly water bill. Where does your water go? Find out here.
Nature’s Helper is dedicated to doing everything possible to help conserve our natural resources. As one of only a few Nebraska irrigation contractors to earn the honor of being an EPA Water Sense Partner, Howard, the owner of Nature’s Helper, is committed to promoting water-efficiency in outdoor water use.
Our installation experts are trained and certified in determining the best design and installation of irrigation systems to be water-efficient and provide for a healthy and beautiful lawn.
With our full line of “green” sprinkler system parts and accessories, including:
- Drip Irrigation Systems – Drip irrigation delivers water directly to the root zone, which helps the plants thrive while reducing water loss due to evaporation. Use drip irrigation to consistently water landscaping, flower beds and even potted plants on your deck!
- Check Valves – These valves can be added to sprinkler heads to eliminate “low-head” water drainage.
- Pressure Regulated Stem (PRS) Heads – The average homeowner can save more than 45,000 gallons of water annually by using these heads that reduce the water pressure in the sprinkler head. Too high of water pressure results in misting. By reducing the pressure, your system provides better lawn coverage while using less water.
- On-Site Weather Monitor – Save up to 50% of your outdoor water bill by using this “Smart Controller.” It waters based on actual weather readings from your property. When installed, we input, among other items, the type of sprinklers in each zone, plant types, soil type and degree of slope in your yard. Based on all this information, each zone turns on only when weather conditions warrant it.
- Rain Sensor – No need to water when it’s raining. A wireless rain sensor will automatically shut off the system once a specific amount of precipitation is recorded. When the ground dries out, the system will return to its regular program.
Nature’s Helper can help the average homeowner conserve up to 45,000 gallons annually and cut more than 50% off of their outdoor water bill.
Let us show you how you can save both water and money. Contact us today.