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A Water-Smart Solution
for Large Landscapes
By installing WaterSense labeled irrigation controllers instead of standard clock
timers, your facility can be part of the solution to better water management. The
result will be reduced water waste, lower utility bills, and beautiful, water-
efficient landscapes.
Facilities with large, maintained landscapes—such as
schools, office buildings, hotels, and parks—devote as
much as 30 percent of their water use to keeping
plants and turf healthy. Experts estimate that as much
as 50 percent of this water is wasted due to
overwatering caused by inefficiencies in irrigation
methods and systems.
Traditional clock- or timer-based controllers adhere to
preset schedules, which can lead to unnecessary
watering, overwatering that damages vegetation, and
other costly inefficiencies. WaterSense labeled
irrigation controllers are designed to do the thinking for
you, saving you both time and money.
•	WaterSense labeled controllers use local weather
data to automatically adapt watering schedules to
onsite conditions.
•	Acting like a thermostat for your sprinkler,
WaterSense labeled controllers tell the system
when to turn on and off.
•	With proper installation, programming, and
maintenance, facilities that use WaterSense
labeled controllers no longer need to worry about
wasted water.
The Granite Park office complex landscape reduced its
irrigation water use by about 40 percent.
WaterSense labeled irrigation
controllers help businesses and
facilities save both water and
money. They are independently
certified to ensure water efficiency
and performance. Studies show
that smart controllers like
WaterSense labeled irrigation controllers provide an
average annual water savings of 15 percent. By
applying water only when plants need it, they can
reduce annual water bills and offer convenience and
peace of mind while keeping landscapes healthy.
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Location: Granite Park office complex landscape in Dallas, Texas
Landscape size: 372,000 square feet
Project overview: Following an irrigation audit, an irrigation professional certified by a WaterSense labeled
program improved the office park's irrigation system's efficiency by installing a weather-based irrigation controller,
rain sensor, and freeze sensor, as well as performing regular maintenance on the existing irrigation system.
Savings: 12.5 million gallons of water and $47,000 in 2009
Simple payback: Less than 15 years
PHONE (866) WTR-SENS (987-7367) WEBSITE www.epa.gov/watersenseEMAlLwatersense@epa.gov
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