Lake Arrowhead Community Services District Implements Solution To Conserve Water
HydroPoint Data Systems, a provider of ET-based irrigation management solutions, recently announced that the Lake Arrowhead Community Services District (LACSD) in California is implementing HydroPoint's WeatherTRAK ET controllers and WeatherTRAK ET Everywhere data service to reduce landscape water consumption.
The LACSD received funding from the United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation for its community-wide program to distribute WeatherTRAK ET controllers to Lake Arrowhead homeowners. The LACSD expects to achieve significant water savings with the product, which has reduced outdoor water usage by as much as 58 percent in studies conducted over the past five years across the western United States.
HydroPoint's WeatherTRAK provides customers with a simple approach to smart irrigation, thus eliminating the expensive and harmful practice of landscape over-watering. First, the controller creates a custom irrigation schedule for each landscape, based on plant type, soil type, sun exposure and slope. Next, the controller continuously and automatically adjusts irrigation as it receives weather data from local weather stations. The WeatherTRAK ET Everywhere data service transmits location-specific weather data to customers' ET controllers every day. Finally, the customer service organization proactively works with customers to ensure that they are receiving optimal performance from their controllers and data service.
Eighty WeatherTRAK ET controllers are currently being installed by contractors who received training through HydroPoint's training and certification program in conjunction with the LACSD.
"Four years in a row of below average precipitation levels compounded Lake Arrowhead's water supply challenges. Recognizing that we needed an irrigation solution that had proven its effectiveness in reducing water usage, we chose WeatherTRAK," said Marc Lippert, water conservation coordinator, LACSD.
"The LACSD has worked hard to educate Lake Arrowhead homeowners about water usage. We are pleased to join forces with the LACSD in achieving their water conservation goals with the WeatherTRAK solution," said Tom Ash, director of conservation, HydroPoint.
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