As you know, we have been focused on Water Conservation for over a decade. With water cost rising dramatically, and the threat of a drought this summer, water conservation is a critical landscape management tool to help save water and save money. Weather based irrigation is one of the water conservation strategies that has the greatest return on investment. We have promoted weather based irrigation for years, but the capital cost to convert was cost prohibitive for many of our customers. When Weathermatic developed their subscription based model, eliminating the capital cost for conversion, it has become more cost effective and we have installed over 750 systems over the past two years.
If you have not considered it previously, please consider it for year 2022 budget as most properties see an immediate return on investment. And remember, water is the fastest growing utility in the Portland Metropolitan area and rates will continue to rise in the future. https://www.pacscape.com/sustainability/water-conservation/