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Over twenty five independent studies and thousands of customers make it clear — WeatherTRAK is #1 for saving water, reducing runoff and satisfying customers.
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WeatherTRAK ETPro Smart Water Manager and WeatherTRAK LC Central have been certified by ICC-ES as meeting the WaterSense specification.
The EPA WaterSense certification is just the latest in a long line of independent studies that have demonstrated the success of WeatherTRAK Smart Irrigation Solutions.
WeatherTRAK® smart irrigation solutions have outperformed all other irrigation controllers in more than 25 public and private studies that reveal that WeatherTRAK Smart Irrigation brings measurable value to residential, commercial and municipal property owners, and the water agencies who serve them. Study after study has demonstrated that WeatherTRAK pays for itself through dramatic and sustained water and labor savings. WeatherTRAK also guards companies against the risks of overwatering landscapes, including plant loss, slope erosion, hardscape damage, common area hazards, mold, mildew, non-point source pollution and customer complaints.
In summary, the data shows that WeatherTRAK controllers:
- Save water in ranges from 16% up to 59%
- Reduce landscape run-off 71%
- Reduce the mass loading of pollutants from urban runoff 71%
- Lead to plant and landscape health improvements
- Achieve 95% of conservation potential
- Achieve 97% customer satisfaction rates in large scale residential and commercial deployments
In cases where WeatherTRAK was tested head-to-head with other products, WeatherTRAK watered at plant efficiency while other products tested over and under watered. Another competitive study reported that out of all products evaluated, only WeatherTRAK was able to water to ET levels for testing plants.
Many of these studies lead the groups who conducted them to establish Smart Irrigation programs and rebates around this important solution area. They recognize the value of Smart Irrigation, and WeatherTRAK in particular.
Read these independent research studies to see why thousands of homeowners and businesses rely on WeatherTRAK solutions for beautiful landscaping and superior savings:
Irrigation Association-Center for Irrigation Technology, Smart Water Application Technology™ (SWAT™) Smart Controller Performance Protocol (2006)
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- WeatherTRAK controllers from HydroPoint, and WeatherTRAK-enabled controllers offered by Toro and Irritrol were the first to receive perfect scores on all components of the SWAT protocol.
- The SWAT protocol measures irrigation adequacy, irrigation excess (runoff) and other key performance attributes
- Formed the basis of new legislation of irrigation devices and the EPA WaterSense protocol testing
Cal/EPA / Irvine ET Controller Residential Runoff Reduction Study (R3) (2001-2003)
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- Two-year study at 40 homes.
- Landscape runoff reduction = 71%
- Reduction in mass loading of pollutants from urban runoff = 71%
- Average overall water use savings = 22%
City of Bend, Oregon, (2004-2005)
- Water savings achieved at city-maintained landscapes = 41%
- Automation allows more time for other city maintenance projects
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) and Southern Nevada Water Authority (2004-2005)
- Eighteen month study at residential model homes and commercial sites
- Average overall water savings = 20%
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Irrigation Controller Pilot Study (2002-2003)
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- Two-year study at 80 commercial and residential sites
- 95% of conservation potential achieved
Santa Barbara County ET Controller Distribution and Installation Program (2001-Present)
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- Two-year study at 100-plus homes
- Average overall water use savings = 26%
- Highest overall water use savings = 59%
Irvine Ranch Water District (IRWD)/ Metropolitan Water District (MWD) (1998- 1999)
View the full report (District 1 – PDF, 168K)
View the full report (District 2 – PDF, 52K)
- Average overall water savings = 16% – 25%
- Average gallons saved per day = 37 gallons
- Achieved customer satisfaction rates of 97%
Aquacraft – Colorado WeatherTRAK Field Study: (2000-2002)
View the full report (Year 1 – PDF, 548K)
View the full report (Year 2 – PDF, 642K)
- Two-year study in the cities of Boulder, Greeley and Longmont
- Average savings per site = 35,000 gals/yr (average landscape is .2 acres)
- Average % of actual ETo applied = 66%
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (2004)
- Year long study at 500 homes
- Average overall water savings to date = 40%
University of Nevada Reno (UNR) Cooperative Extension ET Satellite Irrigation Controller Study (2001-2002)
- Year-long study at residential model homes and commercial sites
- Average overall water savings = 30%
- Annual savings per residential site = $260
- WeatherTRAK ET controllers proven to be the best treatment for turf and plant materials
Metropolitan Water District (2004)
- WeatherTRAK watered at plant efficiency while other products tested over and under watered
Colorado State University (2003)
- Of all products tested only WeatherTRAK was able to water to ET levels for testing plants
Soquel Creek Water District (2005)
- Average overall water savings = 19%
- Study prompted agency to establish a program for commercial and residential landscapes
Newhall County Water District (2005)
- Average gallons saved per home = 40,000
Victor Valley Water District (2004-2005)
- Demonstrated increased savings and plant health
- Led to Soquel Creek Water District rebate program
Santa Clara Valley Water District (2004-ongoing)
- Demonstrated increased savings and plant health
- Led to weather-based irrigation controller program