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5 Reasons to Request an Irrigation Audit for Your Property

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If you’re shying away from addressing irrigation issues on your property because you’re comfortable in your current routine, you may want to revisit your watering regimen. Scheduling a professional irrigation system assessment is fast and easy, and it delivers an impressive return on investment. Why should you request an irrigation audit for your property?

1.   Save Water

Climate extremes have made water reduction mandates a part of daily life, particularly during wildfire season. By joining area residents and businesses in making your property more waterwise, you can do your part to support a more water-resilient future.

2.   Reduce Commercial Water Costs

During your irrigation audit, our irrigation management specialists will identify opportunities to conserve water, prevent waste, and make actionable irrigation system improvements, such as:

  • Water-saving rotating nozzles
  • Converting overhead spray nozzles to more efficient drip irrigation
  • Weather-based smart irrigation controllers
  • Real-time monitoring that tracks water usage and savings goals
  • And much more

On a budget? Learn more about available rebates and incentives for upgrading your irrigation system.

3.   Ensure Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance (MWELO) Compliance

An irrigation audit is an easy way to ensure compliance with the latest MWELO requirements, which took effect on December 1, 2015. Our knowledgeable team is here to help you navigate the complexities of this mandate. 

4.   Identify Faulty Irrigation System Equipment and Monitor Performance

Defective equipment is a prime cause of over/underwatering. Regular monitoring and irrigation maintenance are essential to avoiding fines for leaks and runoff from broken equipment. As part of the Irrigation Association’s Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor (CLIA) program, we perform regular irrigation audits to define, measure, and quantify water use in the landscapes we maintain. This routine monitoring ensures more efficient control over irrigation system performance and rapid identification of deficiencies, enabling a 30-60% reduction in water use.


5.   Support Plant and Tree Health

Our professional irrigation audits go beyond water usage, taking a deeper look at plants and soil health. Site evaluation is a crucial component, providing information about factors impacting a site’s water needs, such as:

  • Soil conditions
  • Presence of mulch
  • Topography
  • Root depth and watering needs of plant species
  • Compaction and drainage issues
  • Climate, sun/shade, and rainfall patterns
  • Irrigation system design and coverage

Irrigation Audits Aren’t About Identifying Broken Parts

Reduce water use, save money, and keep your plants healthy with an irrigation audit for your property. Contact Gachina Landscape Management at 650-853-0400 to schedule an appointment to optimize your Bay Area, Palo Alto, Burlingame, San Francisco, San Jose, Pleasanton, Hayward, Fremont, Livermore, or Walnut Creek business’ irrigation practices, or fill out our online contact form today.