The average price for water in the Portland Metro area have increased from 61 – 327% over the past 5 years! WATER RATES ARE THE FASTEST GROWING UTILITY COST IN THE PORTLAND METRO AREA! As you can see from the chart above all rates have risen, some more than other, and the rates vary widely from city to city.
To help our customers mitigate these horrific increases, we are proposing all properties convert to Weathermatic Smartlink Weather-Based Irrigation which can save 20-30% of normal water use. Many of our customers already have and we now have 500 controllers in this program.
However, that is just the first step. Weather-Based irrigation helps accurately irrigate to replace the water lost due to weather but if the irrigation system has poor coverage or the landscape has changed as it matures, adjustments to the system can also reduce water use and cost. That is why we have developed and are promoting water conservation projects to help customers save water and money.
Weather Based Smart Irrigation Control