Irrigreen, a startup vying to quench America’s thirsty lawns with “approximately 50% less water,” has investors pumping millions into the company. The startup plans to install underground reservoirs and use recycled water to hydrate lawns. Irrigreen believes that its technology can revolutionize the way Americans care for their lawns, saving them money on water usage while also improving air quality.
The new funding is a sign that Ulu’s technology is getting traction, and that there is an appetite for products that help improve water conservation. The company’s product, Aqualand,uses sensors to track water usage in real time and then provides users with recommendations on how to save water.
Sprinkler startup Lawn.io claims to bemoisturizing and conserving water while sprinklers drench lawns the way homeowners want them watering, without making unintended messes on nearby walkways and bystanders. The company uses an AI-powered mapping system to track specific points on a lawn, counting down the minutes until a drizzle kicks in at that location.
Irrigreen has created a stationary sprinkler system that does not require the user to move around. The heads adjust the stream to send water where you want it.
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How can people conserve more water? If the average American family were to use only 280 gallons of water each day, that would be a 15 percent reduction. One way that people can conserve water is by installing irrigation systems and planting custom ground cover. These measures will help regulate the amount of water that goes into your garden and limit runoff into nearby waterways. The governments of California, Arizona, Texas and other states are urging households to reduce their consumption by 20 percent in order to keep up with demand from an expanding population and growing economy.
Though Internet-connected sprinklers like Irrigreen’s are not the only way to save water, they remain an economical option for larger yards (those with 7 or more zones). With rates starting at just $5 per month, homeowners can save up to 50 gallons of water each day by using these systems.
One of the benefits of using water saving technology is that it can be installed by a team of one third the number of workers needed for traditional systems. This means that less trenching and piping needs to be done, which in turn means a reduced impact on the environment. As technology continues to improve, more and more people are likely to choose water saving systems as an environmentally friendly way to save water.
Irrigreen claims that its water-saving sprinkler heads deliver up to 50% more water than traditional heads, cutting costs in the long run. Moreover, the startup says that its advanced weather prediction technology factors in other important factors like soil type, shade, and plant variety to deliver the optimum amount of water for each individual garden.
Dyer declined to share Irrigreen’s valuation, but said the new cash will go toward developing next-generation sprinkler software and cloud watering intelligence, as well as smartphone app control and reporting features. Irrigreen has become one of the most successful online water providers in recent years, boasting a strong customer base and expanding its reach throughout the United States. Dyer is confident that her company’s latest investments will help it continue dominating this growing market.
The newest Irrigreen software updates will allow users to more easily regulate the water flow to individual plants. This could come in handy if, for example, you want to ensure that thirsty flowers are not taking too much water from drought-tolerant shrubs.