Environmentally Responsible Irrigation by Conserva Irrigation of Charlotte

At Conserva Irrigation, one of our three values is that of responsibility. As your Sprinkler System Caretaker™, it’s our goal to ensure that your sprinkler system is as effective and, more importantly, water-efficient as possible. The core reason behind our 100% free sprinkler system inspection is to show you exactly how Conserva can bring your home’s sprinkler system into the 21st century. Our goal is to ensure that you have the greenest, most beautiful lawn on the block while using the least amount of water to keep it that way!

Your Lawn is More Than Just Grass…

While it may seem and sound strange for an irrigation repair and installation company to be in the business of water conservation, that’s exactly what we do and who we are. When most people think about their irrigation system and water conservation, they almost immediately think about turning it off. That’s the exact opposite of the truth. In fact, at Conserva Irrigation of Charlotte, we believe that a truly professional irrigation company should be capable of installing or upgrading a sprinkler system to both improve the quality of the landscape being irrigated and use less water doing so.

Your lawn and landscape are actually beneficial to the environment!

  • Grass reduces carbon dioxide (a known greenhouse gas) by converting it to oxygen.

  • The temperature of a lush, green lawn is 14 degrees cooler, on average, than a bare patch of soil.

  • Grass roots will actually act as a filter for water that’s penetrating the soil. This will reduce contaminants in runoff water before they make their way into the aquifers.

  • Grass actually provides a habitat for insects and birds feed on them – with less grass, there would be fewer bugs, but there would also be fewer birds.

With Conserva, your irrigation system can use 40 – 60% less water thus saving your lawn, saving your wallet, and making an environmental impact.

You Can Conserve Water Outside Also

While water conservation efforts, especially in marketing, have been geared towards the appliances in your home, you can actually reduce your water usage even more by focusing outside. While a low-flow toilet and eco-friendly washing machine are the trendy appliances, the largest user of water at your home is your irrigation system – hands down.

Short-Term Solutions to a Long-Term Problem?

Indoor water usage is actually a relatively small part of your home’s water usage. You’ve probably guessed it by now, but your home’s irrigation system is responsible for, on average, approximately 59% of your home’s daily water usage. This may seem like you’re in math class, but here’s a simple explanation and comparison. The average water usage of a home’s indoor water, per day, is around 100 gallons. The 7-zone irrigation system in your yard will use approximately 2,500 gallons of water each cycle! 2,500 / 100 = 25. A 7-zone sprinkler system uses 25 times as much water as all your indoor appliances with just one cycling of the system, on average!

The founding idea behind Conserva Irrigation is the relatively simple thought that residential (and commercial) irrigation systems can and must be more effective and efficient. Your home may be stocked to the brim with water-efficient appliances, but you more than likely haven’t noticed a huge drop in your water bill. If you were to reduce the water used for your landscape irrigation by 40 – 60%, you would definitely notice a nosedive in your water bills (assuming you’re on city or reclaimed water). Additionally, while you’re saving yourself money by reducing your water bill, you’re also playing a beneficial role in preserving a precious natural resource.

Why is Water Conservation so Important?

Did you know that only 3% of the Earth’s water is freshwater? Did you also know that of that 3%, only approximately 30% of that is accessible? This means that only around 0.9% of Earth’s freshwater is accessible. Water conservation is a very important issue and one that’s only being addressed by world leaders in the past few years. As it turns out, one of the essentials of life on Earth, it turns out, is one of our most precious and finite resources.

While you may know that freshwater is important, you may not know that there are significant environmental impacts from freshwater usage. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “Overall, drinking water and wastewater systems account for approximately 2 percent of energy use in the United States, adding over 45 million tons of greenhouse gases annually”. When you reduce your water usage, you’re also reducing the electricity demand in order to replenish the drinking supply.

Our expertise lies in our ability to detect and remedy the costly and wasteful inefficiencies of your irrigation system. Most of the time, the largest offenders of water waste are very difficult to notice to the untrained eye. We’re of course not referring to the geyser of water emitting from your front yard – instead, we’re referring to cracked lateral lines, out of alignment sprinkler heads, systems without rain or weather sensors and controllers that are programmed incorrectly. All of these factors can result in the waste of thousands upon thousands of gallons over the course of just one season.

In order to provide the most water-efficient sprinkler system technology on the planet, we’ve partnered with Toro® – the top technology company in the irrigation industry. As partners in our water conservation effort, we’re both extraordinary proponents of all water conservation efforts, both large and small.

So, how can you help? You can keep an eye out for the obvious signs of irrigation system inefficiencies and call Conserva Irrigation of Charlotte for a free system evaluation. Call us today at (704) 445-3212 or email us at [email protected]!

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