Backyard irrigation system: the gadgets


A good gadget is a key element of any successful solution, and it turns out irrigation systems are no exception. Enter the satellite-drive solution.

Intelli-sense controllers incorporate advanced technology that accurately determines water requirements. WeatherTRAK-enabled software creates a scientifically calculated zone-specific baseline irrigation schedule. This schedule is updated each day using weather data delivered via one-way paging from the ET Everywhere subscription service.

Research data suggests the system works well [1]; it provides enough water to keep plants alive, but does not over water, thus representing waste.

The subscription service costs $48/year [2] or $36/year for a 10 year contract. The Controller itself seems to go for around $700 [3]


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