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November 8, 2012

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It saddens me to say that WaterWise Consulting will no longer be hosting this blog.  We have opted to use an electronic newsletter.  To join our monthly newsletter, please go to our website at http://www.waterwise-consulting.com and sign up.  You can also find past issues of the newsletter on the WaterWise webpage.  We want to thank those of you who participated in our discussions and hope you join our newsletter mailing list. 

The newsletter is in electronic form and will bring to you an interesting article each month with some water saving tips or plant material facts.  WaterWise will occasionally add a coupon for discounted rates for our services.  So, it may benefit you to join.  Note: Our twitter account has now been changed to @WaterWise_Inc.  Please follow us there.

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A Bad Lesson! May 23, 2012

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Watch this new video created by Green Media Creations to see why toilets should not be used as trash cans! This short video can be used to educate children about why toilets should not be used as garbage cans, and the unfortunate events that may occur if they are used as such. You’ll also save water and money with fewer flushes!

Check out the newest newsletter for May 2012! May 3, 2012

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Check out the newest newsletter for May 2012!

The May 2012 Newsletter talks about my garden, and how my plants are doing.  There are a few tips for garden maintenance and irrigation, as well!

Don’t forget to adjust your irrigation controllers soon! October 20, 2011

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Don’t forget to adjust your irrigation system to coincide with the seasons. Many people program their irrigation controllers when they are installed, and then forget about them. While this is undoubtedly the easiest and carefree way, this method is also the most expensive and causes the most problems for plants. Plant water needs biologically fluctuate with the seasons-plants both expect and need more water during the dry season than the rainy season. By programming your irrigation controller and forgetting it, plants receive the same amount of water year-round.
The simple fix for this common problem is programming your irrigation controller to water less (if any, at all) during the rainy season. Ideally, irrigation systems water more as the rainy season ends, and peaks around July or August (in California). From then until about November, the irrigation tapers off until the rainy season provides 100% of the needed water.
Another simple fix for this problem is to install a “smart” controller. A smart controller is one that uses local weather data to automatically alter the amount of irrigation. The smart controllers do this by using local weather data from nearby weather stations to calculate the evapotranspiration rates of each plant type your controller is programmed for. Evapotranspiration rates are the amount of water that effectively flows through a plant, which is directly related to the plant’s individual water need. If you are interested, please visit our homepage for more information on smart controllers, and how WaterWise can help you get one for cheaper, with rebates!
Brian O’Neill
boneill@waterwise-consulting.com
http://www.waterwise-consulting.com

There’s a Tailgate Party in las Vegas! October 3, 2011

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Come join WaterWise for a Tailgate party in Las Vegas on Thursday, October 6th. See Flyer for details!