What Your Water Bills Are Telling You

November 23, 2021 12:00 pm
Dave Laybourn

ENTERPRISE SALES MANAGER, jain irrigation, inc.

Ever wonder if you are paying too little, too much, or just the right amount for water? Watering your landscape is not as much of an art as you might think. There is science behind how much and how often you should water, and it is relatively easy to calculate the appropriate amount of water. If you know this amount and can calculate it, you can quickly determine if you are paying too much for water. Many of the answers you need to calculate the amount are in the water bill you get every other month.  
Join us on Friday, November 20, to hear Dave Laybourn show us how to get value from our water bills.  
He will discuss how to reconcile the quantity of water used with the size and type of the
landscape and the effectiveness of irrigation control. Knowing this unlocks the secret to the amount of water every landscape should receive. In this seminar, you will learn how:
  1. To read a water bill – there is a wealth of water knowledge in this bill, and you should know where to find it.
  2. Estimate landscape usage on a property
  3. Determine if the water used based on evapotranspiration is too much or too little
Dave Laybourn


Before joining Jain Irrigation, Laybourn was at Olson Irrigation where he was responsible for the go-to-market of an automatic self-cleaning water filter for agriculture. Prior to Olson, he worked at Rain Bird in field sales and product management that included being named on two U.S. patents for drip irrigation. “Agriculture is where I learned about ET (evapotranspiration) and how valuable it is, not only for saving water but also for the best plant health,” said Laybourn. “I look forward to sharing this and other insights with the Enterprise about ETwater technology, which should be their basis for making investments in smart irrigation that deliver financial payback and a return on investment that is often much better than the owner’s core business.” Dave Laybourn has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University.

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