“Some experts estimate that up to 50 percent of commercial and residential irrigation water use goes to waste due to evaporation, wind, improper system design, or overwatering.”
I am a water management consultant who specializes in landscape irrigation systems. The main goal of Irrigation Management Solutions is to save water and money for clients who are installing and/or operating irrigation systems by insuring these systems apply only the amount of water actually required. Based in Charlottesville, Virginia, I serve clients throughout the continental United States.
When designed properly, irrigation will promote, protect, and enhance the quality of your landscape. Unfortunately, poor irrigation design often has the opposite effect. As much as 70 – 80% of all plant problems are related to incorrect watering. I can furnish you with a comprehensive irrigation design to insure the long- term health and viability of your landscape investment.
With an existing irrigation system, I provide the expertise necessary to identify and correct any and all efficiency issues. I am a C.L.I.A. (certified landscape irrigation auditor) with over 25 years of experience in all aspects of the irrigation industry. I will supply the management tools needed to operate your system based on actual weather conditions. My services can include a simple system inspection, a full irrigation audit, monthly base schedules, or the specification and implementation of a weather based controller technology with remote monitoring and adjustment.
Water is a vital and limited resource. In the United States we have one of the highest population growth rates of any industrialized country. This is reflected in the dramatic rise in water and sewer rates across the country. Maintaining landscapes and lawns accounts for approximately 60% of domestic use. Reducing the amount of water used for lawn and landscape maintenance is essential for protecting current and future water supplies.Scott Duncan
CLIA Irrigation Management Solutions, LLC
In many places in the continental United States, a significant amount of natural rainfall occurs during the growing season. All of this rain is not available for plant use. A large percentage will be lost to evaporation, runoff, or deep percolation. What reaches the roots and is utilized by the plant is called effective rainfall. For example, this year in central Virginia (using a very conservative formula) we still end up with 12.26 inches of effective rainfall for the April to October growing season with an evapotranspiration (ET) plant water requirement of 34.25 inches for the same period. This … Read the rest
At the end of the irrigation season, I was so pleased with the results of the WeatherTrak system, and Mr. Duncan’s management of it, that we have now, with his help, installed it in the other four buildings. I have no hesitation in recommending Mr. Duncan’s services to design, implement and manage an irrigation system that uses water efficiently and which alerts the owner to potential water loss through breaks etc.Andrew Dracopoli
Worrell Land and Development Company, L.C.