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Irrigation & Water Conservation

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Outdoor water consumption is an issue for many communities and individuals across Southern Idaho. Though most people believe that lawn irrigation increases water usage and makes water conservation impossible, we are here to tell you that this is not always the case.

The fact is that most people opt for native, drought-tolerant landscaping. However, this is not practical in all situations. At Conserva Irrigation, we have found that the best water conservation solution is a functional and water-efficient irrigation system. So, how does that work? This is what we’ll discuss today!

Evaluate Lawn Conditions

When considering water conservation and how irrigation can help efforts, it’s vital to evaluate your site conditions. Does your property face the hot southwest sun? Can your soil retain water for future use? Does your land slope in a manner that takes water away from the plants? As a homeowner, you may not know the answers to these questions. This is where hiring a professional irrigation company comes in handy. A pro will come to your site and examine these areas:

  • Soil
  • Drainage Patterns
  • Solar Exposure
  • Temperature
  • Light Conditions

Understanding which systems are in place or need to be installed is vital for ensuring your irrigation system helps with your water conservation attempts.


Irrigation Technology & Design

Irrigation efficiencies in the form of product selection, technology, and design are vital to landscape water reduction. Below we’ll look at each of these efficiencies in more detail.

System Design

One of the best ways to conserve water with irrigation is to opt for drip irrigation. This method delivers water directly to the plant’s root rather than spraying it over the top. Thus, drip irrigation applies water to necessary places without applying additional water to areas that do not require it, such as the space between plants.

Product Selection

Once the design is laid out, choosing the right product is imperative for water conservation. For example, choosing sprinkler heads that use matched precipitation and pressure regulation is best. The latter is important because it reduces water wasting caused by a high-pressure operation that causes misting or fogging. Moreover, this feature ensures that the nozzles run at their peak performance, which helps uniformly distribute water at the correct rate. Match-precipitation sprinklers are great for aiding in uniformity and reducing excessive dry and wet areas.


Many modern irrigation systems utilize a “smart” controller that helps optimize the quantity, frequency, and timing of water applied to your lawn. An important feature of “smart” controllers is that they allow for seasonal adjustments. Thus, the feature allows the controller to automatically adjust the watering schedule based on geographic location and the season.

There are also other various sensors that can be added to your design to conserve water further. One such example is a rain sensor which shuts the system off during rain or freezing temperatures. Controllers use real-time weather data to adjust irrigation requirements as needed. Not only will this prevent damage to your irrigation system, but it also prevents water waste. Likewise, soil moisture sensors are great because they monitor the moisture in the soil. Other sensors include master valves and flow sensors, which can both shut down systems when conditions call for it.

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Efficient Management

The last way irrigation can help water conservation efforts is through your management practices. Just keep in mind that some nuanced tasks, such as soak and cycle irrigation, may require a professional’s assistance.

Closing Thoughts

At the end of the day, if you live in the Greater Boise area and are considering an irrigation system to help with water conservation, call us! Our trusted professionals can help you become more environmentally responsible while sustaining a healthy lawn. We are currently enrolling customers in our maintenance packages. So, if you’d like to become a part of the Conserva Irrigation family, call today at 208-314-2808 and sign up for a future appointment 208-314-2808.


About Conserva Irrigation of Greater Boise, Idaho
We specialize in efficient irrigation. Located in the Greater Boise area, we help local homeowners and business owners ensure the beauty and health of their lawns while minimizing water waste. No matter what the scope of your sprinkler problems, we’re equipped with the best tools to provide you with the most efficient and effective solutions. From our knowledgeable technicians to the reliable irrigation repair services we provide, we strive to accommodate your needs and exceed your expectations.


Our eco-smart company leads the industry and provides money-saving services to property owners nationwide. We’re proud to be the most efficient irrigation company and the only one founded on the concept of saving water through proper irrigation. Together, we can have a big impact on your water bills and the planet. For service or an evaluation of your current system, call today (208) 314-2808 .

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