Decreasing your water footprint
Some people just can’t stomach using drinking water on their landscapes. That’s OK, there is a solution. Collecting rainwater / stormwater minimizes site run-off and protects the surrounding ecosystems. By reducing the amount of water run-off from local landscapes, the flow of fertilizers, pet waste and petro chemicals into our rivers, lakes and storm water infrastructures is also reduced. Smart Watering Systems (SWS) has unparalleled experience in the design and implementation of rainwater, stormwater and greywater systems for irrigation water supply.
Our services include:
- Project management
- Water budgeting
- Installation/commissioning inspections and reports
What are the benefits?
Water experts everywhere are advocating the process of water harvesting – capturing, diverting and storing non-potable, or reclaimed water for landscape irrigation and a variety of other uses. Small-scale water harvesting systems like rain barrels have been around for years but because of technological advances and the growing need to conserve potable water, irrigation designers and contractors are finding that water harvesting is an increasingly popular choice for larger applications like commercial sites, schools, apartment complexes and parks.
Why? In addition to the obvious benefit of saving potable water for drinking and bathing, harvesting rainwater and stormwater (rainwater that accumulates on paved surfaces as runoff) can reduce the possibility of damage from flooding and erosion at building sites, offering dual benefits to property owners and developers. Furthermore, properties can use their water harvesting systems not only to save on water costs but as a public relations tool to create a positive, environmentally-responsible image that attracts tenants and patrons.