The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that as much as 50 percent of household water is wasted due to overwatering caused by inefficiencies in irrigation.
Help Fort Worth become more water efficient by participating in a pilot research study, called Fort Worth Friendly Landscapes, to test weather-based irrigation controller technology for residences. If selected for the pilot, you will receive a free irrigation controller after you attend a workshop at Water Works Learning Center, 1801 Circle Drive.
Participants must install the controller within 30 days of receiving it; assistance with installation is available. City representatives will assess water use to gauge the water savings potential of this type of controller technology. So-called “smart controllers” can significantly reduce overwatering by applying water only when plants need it, resulting in savings of up to 8,800 gallons per year.
Fort Worth Friendly Landscapes participants must have:
- An active Fort Worth water account.
- A sprinkler system with no more than 12 zones.
- An irrigation controller that does not already have Wi-Fi capability. Participants must agree to participate in two surveys and allow a review of their water consumption history. Participation is limited to 140 households.