Managing Water Wastage: Inground Sprinkler Systems

With water prices relatively low in Canada, it's easy to take our resources for granted. This may shock you. You may be thinking, "Low water prices? I pay a fortune!" But the fact is that Canada has one of lowest average water prices in the world – if not the lowest. These meagre water prices are a strong contributing factor to water wastage. Without having to pay a fortune for water, it's easy to leave sprinklers on for longer than necessary.

You may be surprised at how small your water bills can become when you practice smart irrigation with Nutri-Lawn Burlington inground sprinkler systems. Manage your water this summer with tips from Nutri-Lawn Burlington.

Appreciating water prices
According to a study conducted in 1998, Canada's municipalities had the lowest average water price in the world at $0.31 per cubic metre. At the time of this study, prices in the UK were as high as $1.28 and in Germany as extreme as $2.16. That's a significant difference. While a couple of years have passed since then and water prices in Canada certainly have risen, the large gap in Canada's prices in comparison to other countries remains, at least in part.

With these prices, it's easy to take water usage for granted. But think of how low your bill would be if you were more aware and self-conscious about how much water you use? A major water waster in the summer is leaving watering systems on too long. With Burlington inground irrigation, you can schedule your watering practices to help reduce water waste. 

Daily water usage
On average, Canada uses approximately 343 litres of water per day. That's a lot of water! This becomes even more dramatic when one realizes that each home can lose approximately 50% of the water it feeds to the lawn if not done at the proper time of day. Between evaporation and run-off, your lawn is seeing a significant amount of water wastage.

How to manage wastage
A water conscious Burlington inground irrigation system is the best way to become a truly water conserving household. Nutri-Lawn Burlington inground sprinkler systems practice water conserving techniques with the newest technology for efficiency.

You'll want to make sure that those water-conserving technologies are not going to be wasted with improper irrigation techniques. Run your Burlington inground irrigation in the early morning, just before daybreak. The cooler early morning temperatures will prevent the water from evaporating before it has time to soak into your lawn, meaning you'll need to run your inground sprinkler system for a considerably shorter span of time.

Next, make sure you're only watering your lawn about 1 inch every 5 to 7 days. If you give your lawn any more water than this, you'll be overwatering it. If you're not overwatering it and it remains brown, then you're likely in a drought. In case of a drought, your lawn may go dormant. This will save the water, and could save your lawn serious damage. It's better to let your lawn go dormant than it is to overwater. Following the drought, simply water your lawn again to bring it back to its healthy green state.

If you're ready to upgrade to a water-smart irrigation program for your lawn, consider a Nutri-Lawn Burlington inground sprinkler system. Call or email to receive your free quote from Nutri-Lawn Burlington today!