If you have a sprinkler system, water conservation and water efficiency are two important aspects of your watering routine. At Rainforest Sprinklers & Lighting, we want to make sure that water conservation and water efficiency are maximized and we do this with water audits.
What is a Water Audit?
A water audit is sometimes referred to as an irrigation inspection or irrigation system evaluation. Most people choose to have water audits done in order to make sure all the sprinklers are properly placed in the ground and in good working order. Many of our London and Sarnia customers who elect to have a water audit done have had sprinkler systems installed by other companies and notice issues like uneven water distribution or patchy areas of the lawn. On large commercial properties and golf courses, often certain zones are experiencing difficulty and a water audit will address the issue.
A water audit usually takes several hours to complete and takes many factors into account – soil type, sun exposure, evapotranspiration rates and more. The experts at Rainforest employ different methods to determine the watering rate of the sprinklers and asses how uniformly the water is distributed across your property. The result of a water audit helps our customers find the optimal balance of water needed to keep their lawn looking lush and green.
What a Water Audit Will Identify
The results of a water audit can vary but usually include issues like high pressure, runoff and overspray. Sometimes nozzle heads are the issue and are found to be clogged, obstructed in the ground or aren’t in the proper standing position. Many customers who wondered why their water bills have been so high are surprised to discover the actual amount of water that their irrigation system has been expending on their lawns.
Once our water audit is complete, we will give you our recommendations on steps that can be taken to increase the efficiency of your sprinkler system. We can provide you with a full water audit regardless of whether your sprinkler system was originally installed by us or not.
Please contact Rainforest Sprinklers & Lighting for a free quote today!