*Leave a comment below through the end of Friday, April 1, 2011, to be considered for a random giveaway of a voucher to receive a ProHome Soil Sensor System to be connected to an existing sprinkler system.
Depending on where you are on the Pyramid of Water Conservation, you may still have turf grass or an irrigation system, or both. And these things guzzle water like crazy through Spring and Summer. If you’re thinking about using less water and saving more money at the same time, perhaps UgMO Technologies — short for underground monitoring — could help out with their water-saving UgMO ProHome system.
ProHome is a soil sensor system that wirelessly monitors moisture and temperature to make sure the landscape gets just the right amount of water and no more. The system allows for up to 24 root-level sensors that can be placed in sprinkler zones for real-time monitoring.
So long as sensors are within 600 feet of the base station, the station will collect real-time data and preclude watering when optimal moisture levels are present. Each station controls up to six zones and the system can be retrofitted with existing irrigation stations.
A typical four- to six-sensor system takes about an hour to install and could pay for itself in as little as 1-2 years. Pricing varies; however, a two-sensor system, for example, is available at this time for $499 through participating installers.
ProHome has the potential to reduce homeowner water consumption by up to 60%, according to UgMO. One Florida customer went from using 41,000 gallons of water in three months down 4,000 gallons over the same time period without sacrificing landscape aesthetics.
*To participate in this giveaway contest, leave a comment here by midnight MST on Friday, April 1, 2011. The winner will need to call and set up installation through UgMO Technologies. One comment per person; use a valid email; available only in the United States. By leaving a comment, you agree to the terms and conditions relating to giveaways on Jetson Green.
Credits: UgMO Technologies.