Manage Sprinkler Systems Remotely

Manage Sprinkler Systems Remotely

Tiffany Finley
Mar 29, 2011

Have you ever seen the sprinklers go on while it's raining outside? Automatic sprinkler systems on golf courses, industrial parks, and large lawns aren't necessarily in tune with the natural environment. A new techy solution by Cyber Rain connects automatic sprinkler systems to weather forecasts, landscaping, and the touch of your fingers, remotely. This is a great tip to pass on to help your business, community, or neighbor save water and money.

With the touch of your iPhone you can monitor and manage watering at residential and commercial locations through Cyber Rain. It provides specific recommendations for different types of plants and landscapes, so you can avoid overwatering. It also integrates with weather forecasts in real time, so "double watering" can be avoided. According to their site, it can save an average of 40% on water bills.

I love their payback tool though! It shows how much your water bill is per month (you can adjust this), and then it calculates your monthly savings and the months before the system pays for itself. Did I mention you are also eligible for rebates?

Very cool idea if more natural ways like true irrigation systems and rain gardens aren't an option!

Where would you like to see this type of intuitive system installed?

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