What If Your Lawn Had Brains?

sat.jpg Water shortage is an an increasingly important issue in cities across the nation. More than half of all urban water is used on landscapes, much of which is wasted on overwatering. Municipalities are implementing new regulations to curb usage and increase prices. So, where does that leave business owners and homeowners who would still like to keep their properties pretty with fresh foliage?
WeatherTRAK offers an advanced smart irrigation system for commercial and home use. It automatically knows when to water and how much to water based on up-to-date weather information tracked by satellite, plant type, and soil gradient. The system saves water and eliminates property damage from overwatering. It also delivers real-time information about your system via the Internet. It’s like having your own personal meteorologist and landscape manager handle your lawn. The system averages a 2-year payback period and is already in use on several multinational company campuses.

Shannon Arvizu, Ph.D., is a clean tech educator and cutting-edge consultant for the auto industry. You can follow her test drives in the cars of the future at www.misselectric.com.

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