water conservation practices help everyone
Providing the means for significant water conservation is Gachina Landscape Management’s most important service to clients.
Water rates in California have risen steadily in the last several years, the result of a crippling drought that is just now showing signs of easing. Commercial property managers, retail shopping centers, schools, municipalities and corporations are seeking ways to reduce water consumption while maintaining outdoors spaces that appeal to employees, tenants, shoppers, and the public.
Fortunately, innovative water conservation practices by our expert managers have enabled many of our clients to dramatically cut irrigation costs. The Gachina team implements the following technology to reduce water usage, in many instances by 50 percent or more:
- Weather-based controllers monitor weather and landscape conditions in order to regulate water usage. Programs based on ET, or evapotranspiration, are particularly useful. These programs manage irrigation through sensors that measure the amount of moisture released into the air from the ground and plants.
- GIS mapping. Use of a geographic information system enables our experts to build or expand irrigation systems more efficiently. We share this satellite-based information with our clients so they can better visualize irrigation improvements on their property. Our GIS maps are also handy when other contractors need to know where utilities are located.
- Matched precipitation rate sprinkler heads. MPR nozzles ensure large landscaped areas are always watered evenly, eliminating brown patches or soggy areas.
Rain barrels also offer another opportunity for businesses that are conscious of water conservation. Sturdy rain barrels or cisterns positioned at downspouts can provide water for plants in containers or areas that have no in-ground irrigation.
Gachina commercial customers come from a service area that includes Palo Alto, San Jose, the San Francisco Bay Area, East Bay, Fremont, and Monterey.
Start saving today with a program of water conservation
It costs relatively little for a company or public enterprise to begin a program of water conservation. A modest initial investment in the latest irrigation technology and watering methods can begin paying off immediately in lower utility costs as well as rebates offered by your local water district. Our experienced personnel can walk you through the rebate process.
Learn more about how your business can maintain a beautiful landscape while reducing water bills. Call 650-853-0400 today to talk to a Gachina Landscape Management water conservation expert.