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staygreen_logoHydroPoint Data Systems Inc., the proven leader in Smart Water Management Solutions, announced Monday that Fair Oaks Ranch Neighborhood Homeowners Association and Stay Green Inc. saved more than 2 million gallons of water, reducing outdoor water consumption 18 percent within the first 12 months after WeatherTRAK Smart Water Manager Solutions were installed.

Fair Oaks Ranch Neighborhood HOA, a community of single-family residences by Pardee Homes, has partnered with Stay Green since 2004 to create healthy, sustainable landscapes across the neighborhood’s parks and common areas. In 2011, Stay Green updated irrigation systems with WeatherTRAK Smart Irrigation Controllers and centralized control.

“The WeatherTRAK irrigation technology created immediate dollar savings and true value for our community,” said Board President Max Hobbs. “Fair Oaks Ranch Neighborhood HOA significantly reduced water bills in 2012. Despite continued water rate increases, we did not have to increase association dues for homeowners this year and we were able to re-apply funds to bigger landscape improvement projects, achieving greater water efficiency and long-term environmental benefits. ”

Wanting to eliminate harmful runoff, hardscape damage and any excess water waste, Stay Green installed six WeatherTRAK ET Pro2 controllers in 2011 on the community’s highest water use areas with expansive turf, mixed shrubs and slope areas to optimize project payback and return on investment (ROI).

The WeatherTRAK Smart Water Manager Solutions integrate site-specific, daily wireless evapotranspiration (ET) weather data and programmable parameters for plant, soil and sprinkler types with WeatherTRAK on-site controllers to automate irrigation schedules and deliver precise water requirements for each zone of the landscape. Stay Green then uses WeatherTRAK Central cloud-based monitoring and mobile control to keep track of alerts and system performance and address water leaks or other system issues that may arise.

Using the water bill savings generated by the pilot with WeatherTRAK controllers, Fair Oaks Ranch Neighborhood HOA replaced 503 sprinkler nozzles with pop-up, pressure-regulated spray heads to further enhance irrigation efficiency at the community’s park areas. The Castaic Lake Water Agency and the Santa Clarita Water division recognized the community’s accomplishments with a rebate check. Sustainable savings from the spray heads and the WeatherTRAK controller technology upgrades continue to fund future landscape and infrastructure improvements.

“Stay Green presented the WeatherTRAK Solution to the Board as a proven smart water management solution that consistently delivers superior performance and reliable results,” said Grant Clack, operations manager at Stay Green. “Replacing old-school timers with WeatherTRAK Central control and 24/7 visibility allows our team to monitor irrigation schedules and alert notifications from the web, Smartphone or any mobile device. Stay Green is able to work more efficiently and respond quickly to any changes in site conditions. By reducing the time spent making manual changes and adjustments to irrigation in the field, our team remains focused on plant health and landscape appearance.”

Innovative tools like WeatherTRAK and related best practices have helped Stay Green earn three trophy awards from the California Landscape Contractors Association for outstanding achievements in water management, landscape health and quality workmanship with clients in commercial markets and apartment, condo and townhome communities.

 

About Stay Green Inc.

Stay Green Inc. delivers the quality, expertise and resources that only an industry leader can provide, combining exceptional client service with an unsurpassed reputation for excellence that spans four decades.

Headquartered in Santa Clarita, our company now has more than 300 employees working in five divisions – Landscape Maintenance, Plant Health Care, Tree Care, Water Management Services, and Landscape Design/Build Services. Stay Green serves clients throughout Southern California, and exercises positive environmental stewardship through its Sustainability Practices, which are applied across all service lines to help customers protect the environment as well as the bottom line.

Stay Green Inc. is recognized as a leading provider of high-quality landscape services, having achieved a 95 percent customer retention rate, along with receiving the industry’s most prestigious awards. Learn more at www.StayGreen.com.

 

About HydroPoint Data Systems, Inc.

hydropoint_logoHydroPoint Data Systems, founded in 2002, is the market and technology leader in Smart Water Management solutions. An EPA WaterSense Partner, HydroPoint automates water efficiency and smart buildings with real-time weather analytics, leak detection and wireless applications, delivering a true 360° approach to Water IT and a multitude of financial benefits.

As water becomes an increasingly critical resource with mounting environmental and economic consequences, leading companies across the U.S. have identified HydroPoint technology as the green initiative with the fastest payback. Thousands of HydroPoint subscribers including corporations like AIMCO, Lockheed Martin, and federal, municipal, and educational institutions will save 20 billion gallons of water, 77 million kilowatt hours and 103 million pounds of CO2 in 2012 alone.

Proven in 25 independent studies, including the vanguard pollution runoff study led by the EPA, the company’s WeatherTRAK Smart Water Manager Solution saves water, reduces energy demand, and protects water quality while eliminating landscape water waste, water-related liabilities and expense exposure. Headquartered in Petaluma, Calif., HydroPoint is privately owned and operated. For more information, visit www.hydropoint.com.

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  1. KPPI2U says:

    Sure they’re saving money. Stay Green should be called “Stay Brown” or “Stay Grey.” Just keep dumping those wood chips! Most homeowners HATE what they did to the landscaping in our community. I’m sure a few kick backs are involved somewhere.

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