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HOA Saves $200,000 In Water, Now You Can Too!

Sun City Grand, a 300-acre Community Association in Surprise, Arizona was spending over $700,000 a year on water for irrigation. With recent dry spells in Arizona and rising water costs in the state, Sun City Grand used ETwater controllers powered by Jain Unity to lower water usage and conserve their Community Association’s funds by saving over $200,000

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The Problem With Traditional Sprinkler Timer

Like Sun City Grand, most HOAs are unaware that their landscape irrigation systems substantially overwater, often wasting more than half the amount of water they use.

Yet sprinkler timers run on a fixed-schedule, putting out the same amount of water day-in, day-out regardless of the specific plant type needs or weather. Include human guesswork on top of that to decide how much watering sprinklers should do, and then manually adjusting for changing weather conditions, it’s impossible to avoid all the excess water that goes to waste. Now, however, new technology makes it possible to eliminate this outdoor water waste entirely.

Smart With Water

Sun City Grand discovered they could gain significant water and cost savings by using weather-based ‘smart irrigation’ technology. Smart irrigation promised to address the shortcomings of their conventional sprinkler timers by automatically and continuously adjusting to the local weather and watering their grounds for precisely how much would be needed, only when it needed. They compared many smart controllers and decided ETwater controllers was the best.

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A Six Figure Savings

Sun City chose ETwater Controllers  and had estimated that by updating their 17-year old irrigation system to ETwater controllers powered by Jain Unity they could reduce their yearly water use by as much as 20 million gallons.

But when the Sun City Grand landscape committee conducted an annual review of their smart irrigation upgrade it was quite the “surprise in Surprise”—they saved 43 million gallons of water on irrigation, more than double their original projection, and reduced their irrigation water costs by well over $200,000.

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“Our goal was to save 20 million gallons of water in the first year we switched to smart irrigation, but we exceeded that and saved 43 million gallons due to ETwater.” – Jim Kauth, Irrigation Auditor, Sun City Grand

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