As we close out July this week, I wanted to share this item from Bruce Birdsong and Precision Landscape Management. Precision was featured in a great EPA WaterSense case study:
Certified professional Bruce Birdsong is the president of Precision Landscape Management, which assumed grounds maintenance duties at Granite Park’s 372,000-square–foot landscape in 2008. After conducting an irrigation audit that revealed room for water efficiency improvements, Birdsong and his staff replaced the landscape’s clock timer irrigation controllers with weather-based models to tailor watering schedules to onsite weather conditions.
The landscape management firm also initiated routine system inspections to ensure Granite Park’s continued water savings. Maintenance measures included replacing broken sprinkler heads, ensuring adequate coverage, checking the system for leaks, and verifying proper controller programming and scheduling. In addition, rain and freeze sensors were installed to prevent watering at unnecessary times.
All in all, the system upgrades saved the office complex 12.5 million gallons of water and $47,000. We were on the case earlier this year when we profiled Precision’s irrigation department in our March issue.
And if you haven’t seen it yet, check out our July Water Issue for even more on how to position yourself as a water savings adviser.