The Outback Blog

Winter has a way of making everybody sort of sluggish. 

Bears hibernate. Your couch is extra popular. Even your sprinkler system is out there lazing around, asleep under its blanket of snow. 

But spring is like a jangling alarm clock. Time to kick things into gear — including irrigation system spring startup.

It’s easy to take water for granted.

There it is, always ready when we need it, flowing from our faucets and spraying out over our green lawns.

Too bad we’re wasting a lot of it, for no good reason.

Experts at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimate as much as 50 percent of water used for landscape irrigation is wasted.