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Research Studies

HydroPoint WeatherTRAK solutions have outperformed all other irrigation controllers in more than 25 public and private studies. Study after study has demonstrated that adopting HydroPoint pays for itself through dramatic and sustained water and labor savings. Our solutions also guard against the risks of overwatering landscapes, including plant loss, slope erosion, hardscape damage, common area hazards, mold, mildew and non-point source pollution. In summary, the independent studies show that controllers from HydroPoint:

  • Achieve 95% of conservation potential.
  • Reduce water use between 16% and 59%.
  • Reduce landscape run-off by 71%.
  • Lead to plant and landscape health improvements.
  • Achieve 97% customer satisfaction rates.

Read these independent research studies to see why thousands of businesses rely on HydroPoint solutions for healthy landscapes and superior savings.

Irrigation Association Smart Water Application Technology Smart Controller Performance Protocol

Cal/EPA/Irvine ET Controller Residential Runoff Reduction Study

Aquacraft Field Performance Evaluation of HydroPoint Irrigation Controllers in Colorado

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Irrigation Controller Pilot Study

Santa Barbara County ET Controller Distribution & Installation Program


Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Study
A one-year study of 500 homes demonstrates an average overall water savings of 40%.

University of Nevada, Las Vegas and Southern Nevada Water Authority Study
The eighteen-month study of residential model homes and commercial sites resulted in an average overall water savings of 20%.

University of Nevada, Reno Cooperative Extension ET Satellite Irrigation Controller Study
A one-year long study of residential model homes and commercial sites resulted in an average overall water savings of 30%. The average annual savings per residential site was nearly $300. HydroPoint solutions were proven to be the best treatment tested for turf and plant materials.

Santa Clara Valley Water District Study
The study demonstrated increased savings and improved plant health and led to the adoption of a weather-based irrigation controller program.

Victory Valley Water District Study
The water district study demonstrated increased savings and improved plant health, and led to the establishment of the Soquel Creek Water District rebate program.

Soquel Creek Water District
The water district study demonstrated an average overall water savings of 19% and led to the establishment of a conservation program for commercial and residential landscapes.

Metropolitan Water District Study
HydroPoint solutions were shown to irrigate at plant efficiency while competitive products either over or under-watered.

Newhall County Water District Study
The average gallons of water saved per home in this study were 40,000.

Colorado State University Study
In this study, the only product able to water to ET levels for plants was HydroPoint WeatherTRAK.

City of Bend, Oregon Study
Not only did the city of Bend, Oregon show a 41% decrease in water savings across all city-maintained landscapes, but the automation freed up significant resources to attend to other city maintenance projects.