Landscape Water Savings Calculators


There’s an app for that! Visit Hunter Industries website to download the water savings calculators app.

Water savings calculators estimate approximate water use in the landscape and are a great way to take the guesswork out of how much water is being used.

Irrigating properly is often a time consuming and frustrating activity. Try out these calculators and see if they simplify the irrigation scheduling process.

Landscape Water Savings Tools

EPA GreenScapes Tools
Hunter

How to Do Your Own Water Audit


         
 

The sign says it all.
Photo credit: John Johnston Flickr CC BY 2.0

Video demonstrating how to conduct a water audit.
Colorado State University Extension (YouTube)

Landscape irrigation accounts for up to 60% of total household water use. The lawn accounts for the majority of this use

Checking how much water is used is not difficult and can be done using simple supplies. Basically, all that is needed are:

  • Straight-sided cans
  • A measuring device
  • Simple mathematical calculations

Drip Irrigation Systems

 

         
  Drip irrigation emitters allow precise water placement to the roots of individual plants. Photo credit: Joby Elliot Flickr CC BY 2.0
   

Drip irrigation systems technology consists of a system of plastic pipes that transfers water under low pressure to plants. The water is applied much more slowly than with sprinklers. Spray is minimized and point watering is possible.

Drip irrigation systems are a great option for a water-wise landscape. Drip irrigation is a much more efficient way to apply water …

Different Kinds of Sprinkler Irrigation Systems


         
  Impact rotary head sprinkler
Photo credit: Shaylor Flickr CC BY-ND 2.0
 
  Spray head sprinkers are versatile and can water difficult areas. Photo credit; Kumaravel Thangaraj Flickr CC BY 2.0
 
 

A bubbler irrigation system applies water to individual plants or groupings of plants.
Video source: Bubbler YouTube

Outdoor irrigation accounts for up to 60% of residential water use in some parts of the US.

The type of irrigation method for delivering water to plants plays a large role …