I have to admit that I am very frugal, but I have to be with my large family. When heating and air-conditioning bills were just becoming too much to bear, I finally caved in and bought new windows that I was told were more energy-efficient. They weren't as expensive as I thought they would be, which was great news. I had them installed just before winter began, and I received the lowest heating bill for the month of November that I had received in years! I was so happy that I had those windows installed, especially after being so hesitant to spend the cash on them. I created this blog to help other frugal people like me realize that sometimes spending money on home improvements really does pay off in the long run! I am now looking into new home insulation to save even more cash!
The landscaping around your home probably needs to have sprinkler systems to water plants and the lawn. These systems usually use water from the water service to your home. If you use a municipal service, this can be an extra cost on your water and sewer bill. If you have a home that uses well water, the use of a sprinkler system can put you at risk of drying your well out. If you want sustainable solutions for your landscape irrigation, here are some things that you may want to consider doing:
1. Using Rainwater And Drip Irrigation Systems
If you live in an area that has a high amount of rainfall, rain collection systems can be great. They can give you water for many different things, including for irrigation. If you want to have the irrigation be completely sustainable, drip irrigation can also be used. You can use drip irrigation that is gravity fed, which will not require any electricity if you choose to pay for pumps or sprinkler system installation, for irrigation that is located below a water tank.
2. Diverting Greywater From Home Appliances
Greywater is waste water from the plumbing in your home like appliances and sinks, and it is a clean source of water. You can use the water that comes from appliances for different tasks that do not require potable water. Greywater can be a great source for irrigation when rain collection systems have been depleted. The greywater systems can also be supplemented with fresh water for times when you don't use your plumbing as much, such as when you are on vacation. This can make your system more efficient and effective.
3. Using Storage Tanks And Small Pump With Sprinkler Systems
You can also have tanks installed to store the greywater from the plumbing in your home, which will allow you to use it for more than just irrigating your landscaping. You can also add small pumps to the tanks, which can be used to provide water pressure for a sprinkler system or other outdoor plumbing. These tanks can be used for greywater and rainwater systems that you have installed for the irrigation needs of your home.
These are some systems that you may want to consider implementing for sustainable water for your sprinkler system. If you want to install sustainable features for your landscaping irrigation, contact a sprinkler contractor and talk with them about some of these irrigation solutions for your home.Share