Use New Technology to Help Water Conservation Efforts

Residential outdoor water use in the United States accounts for almost 9 billion gallons of water each day, primarily for landscape irrigation. As much as half of this water is wasted because of evaporation, wind, or runoff, often caused by poor irrigation system design, installation, maintenance, or scheduling. Many new sprinkler systems use their updated Read More

How can we have a drought when we have so much rainfall?

The following information has been summarized from the article “Saving Water in Georgia.” www.epa.gov, June 2013. It seems that water shortages have become a fact of life for Georgians. Contrary to popular belief, it isn’t just the lack of rainfall that triggers our droughts. The population explosion in the Atlanta area has caused a demand Read More

Xeriscape Gardening

  Xeriscape Gardening: The Secret to a Robust, Water-Efficient Landscape Xeriscape gardening is becoming increasingly popular.  The name is derived from the Greek work “xeros”, which means dry.  Xeriscaping is a type of gardening that focuses on plants and practices that require minimal irrigation.  Although the name suggests a dry and barren landscape, xeriscapes can Read More

Conserve Water and Save Money by Following These Tips

It’s important to conserve water, not only because doing so will save you a lot of money in the long term, but also to do your part in preventing water shortages. This is especially true during the drought season in Georgia. Fortunately, there are a few simple things you can do to help conserve water Read More

Irrigation Systems Can Add up to Real Savings

The typical oscillating sprinkler loses almost as much water to the atmosphere as it does to where it is targeting.  The reason for this inefficiency is because the droplets that shoot high in the air begin to evaporate even before they reach the plants or lawns they are showering.  Additionally, water evaporates from the foliage Read More