Simply put, your irrigation system is quite certainly utilizing entirely too much water. Excess water usage has several negative consequences.

  • Your excess water usage is costing you money.
  • You’re wasting vast amounts of clean water.

At Conserva Irrigation of West Chicagoland, our company was founded exclusively upon the premise of conserving water used for irrigation. Our goal is the help you to utilize up to 60% less water in your irrigation system. Sounds nearly impossible, right? Think again.

Through our smart technology, we are able to achieve substantial water saving for your irrigation system. Using only Toro® irrigation technology, we will ensure your lawn and landscaping receive the perfect amount of water. Toro is an over a century old company, specifically dedicated to turf and landscaping management. Toro, as well as Conserva Irrigation of West Chicagoland both understand the concept that overwatering your lawn and landscaping can be just as detrimental as not watering it enough.

Here’s the methodology used behind helping you reach the absolute optimal amount of water usage and helping you use between 40% – 60% less water on your irrigation. We utilize our proprietary, one-of-a-kind, System Efficiency Score (SES) to locate and identify problem areas in your irrigation system. During our 12-point System Efficiency Score analysis we will determine the following:

  • Broken Heads/Lateral Line Leaks
    Are there any broken heads or lateral line breaks?
  • Design Issues
    Are there any issues with the system design?
  • Matched Precipitation Rates
    All the heads within a zone deliver water at approximately the same rate. Traditional spray nozzles are not used in the same zone with rotor heads.
  • Sprinkler Head Efficiency
    The sprinkler heads have check valves and are pressure regulated where needed.
  • Master Valve
    The system incorporates a master valve so that the system is only pressurized when it runs, limiting damage from mainline fractures.
  • Backflow Prevention
    A backflow device, used to protect your drinking water from contamination from the sprinkler system, has been installed. And upon visual inspection, it appears to be in good working order. If mandated, it has passed required testing.
  • Programming
    Program start times and station run times are selected to comply with local watering restrictions and to efficiently distribute water and minimize runoff.
  • Cycle/Soak
    Controller has the ability to schedule in multiple programs or cycle/soak functionality. Cycle/Soak reduces or eliminates the amount of runoff.
  • Programmable Seasonal Adjust
    Controller allows for programmable seasonal adjust, ability to step up through the summer and back down in the fall automatically.
  • Programmable Site Conditions
    Controller allows for site condition programming (sun/shade, slope, sprinkler and soil type).
  • Rain Sensor
    The system employs a method for interrupting the programmed cycle and delaying the next cycle when a rain event occurs.
  • Weather Sensor/Soil Sensor
    In addition to the rain sensor, the system uses other advanced sensing technologies.

Once the System Efficiency Score (SES) has been completed, we will then recommend all critical repairs and necessary adjustments to your irrigation system. If your irrigation system is performing poorly we have numerous options to improve your irrigation system’s efficiency.

We can implement a Conserva technology retrofit of your system. Retrofitting your existing system would include replacing your simple (often antiquated) timers with the Toro Evolution® smart controller. We can even adjoin on-site weather stations with Toro Precision soil moisture sensors if needed. To find out more about the savings you can achieve through a Conserva retrofit and/or upgrade to your existing system, click here to read more.

To find out how Conserva Irrigation of West Chicagoland can assess and fully optimize your home’s aging irrigation system, call us today at (630) 478-9332, email us at, fill out our contact form to the upper right, or visit our website for even more information. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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