Conserva Irrigation of West Chicagoland was founded upon the premise that irrigation systems can and need to be more environmentally responsible.
Remember, There’s a Lot More to Your Lawn Than Meets the Eye
Sacrificing a lovely green lawn and landscape is not a requirement for doing your part in the water conservation effort. One could argue that an efficiently run irrigation system could actually use less water than no irrigation system at all, as you haul out a sprinkler and accidentally leave it on too long, or you water your landscape in the middle of a hot day while most of the water evaporates before the plants can absorb it.
Because it turns out, keeping your lawn and vegetation alive and well helps the environment in a multitude of ways.
- Grass actually reduces greenhouse gas by converting it to life-giving oxygen.
- Grass lowers the Earth’s surface temperature, 14 degrees cooler than bare soil on a hot summer day.
- The roots of grass act as a natural water filter, reducing contaminates in runoff water before it makes it down to the aquifers.
- Grass absorbs air pollutants for cleaner breathing.
- Grass provides a habitat for many small creatures such as birds and insects that could not survive without it.
With Conserva Irrigation of West Chicagoland, your irrigation system can utilize 40 – 60% less water. Thus, saving your lawn, saving your wallet, and making a positive environmental impact.
What’s So Important About Saving Water?
Only 3% of the Earth’s water is freshwater and only 30% of that is accessible. That leaves about .3% of the Earth’s water as usable freshwater. Conserving water has become something that is widely advocated and practiced and the benefits of water conservation are clear.
What is not well known is the additional environmental impact that water use has on the Earth. According to Challenge for Sustainability, 13% of the nation’s electricity consumption goes to water-related energy use such as pumping, treating and disposing of water. That equals approximately 290 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions from water use. “So for every million gallons of water saved, approximately 1.95 metric tons of CO2 emissions are avoided.” When you save water, you save electricity – an exponential benefit to the environment.
Wasted Water is Not Always So Obvious
At Conserva Irrigation of West Chicagoland we are experts at finding wasteful inefficiencies in your irrigation system that may not be so obvious. While some systems are visually obvious in water waste, most water waste cannot be seen. We are passionate about finding hidden water waste and we have built our entire smart system and company around creating the most efficient sprinkler systems in Chicago, Illinois.
At Conserva irrigation, we not only partner with you to save water used for irrigation, we partner with the top technology company in the industry – Toro®. The power of passion and innovation is shared by our partner Toro and Conserva Irrigation.
What can you do? You can keep an eye out for the obvious signs of trouble or you can just call Conserva Irrigation of West Chicagoland for a free system evaluation. Call us at (630) 478-9332, email us at email@example.com, fill out the form to the upper right, or visit our website for even more information. We look forward to hearing from you soon!