The developing Summer 2019 Forecast is hot and dry which and starting early. At this point, there is no rain in the Forecast through mid-May. We have activated most irrigation systems and are even increasing the amount of water. About 20% of our properties have Weather Based Irrigation so they are increasing automatically which is good and helping property water while conserving on cooler days. If you have not adopted Weather Based Irrigation you should to help reduce you water costs as rates increase.
WEATHER BASED IRRIGATION
Our irrigation need is highly variable each spring, Weather forecasts, and the actual weather change frequently thus providing proper irrigation can be a challenging task. Weather Based Irrigation makes adjustments daily based on the actual weather. This helps to properly adjust irrigation and provides saving on average 20-30% over traditional manually programmed irrigation control. With the rapidly rising cost of water, it has outstanding return on investment. We have been providing Weather Based Irrigation for over a decade and are constantly evaluating the developing technology to ensure we are capable and promoting the best for our customers.
Irrigation management is important as water is a precious resource and the cost is rising significantly faster than any other landscape or facility cost. We are working on evaluating the new irrigation technologies being developed to help recommend and facilitate water conversation practices to help save you money.
Portland Water Rates Have Doubled in Past Decade, Continue to Rise
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