Weather-based irrigation controllers (WBICs) are a new generation of smart irrigation controllers that use current weather data to properly adapt irrigation schedules. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) WaterSense program labels WBICs that have been certified by a third party to meet efficiency and performance criteria detailed in the WaterSense Specification for Weather-Based Irrigation Controllers. WaterSense labeled controllers must be able to adequately meet the watering needs of a landscape without overwatering.
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- What is a weather-based irrigation controller?
- What are the capabilities of WaterSense, weather-based controllers?
- How do weather-based irrigation controllers work?
- What are the benefits converting to a weather-based irrigation controller?
- What types of weather-based irrigation controllers are available?
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- Does having a sprinkler system really save me time?