Ross Brooks

Hydros Smart Irrigation System Saves Water and Slashes Your Bills by 60%

by , 07/15/14

Hydros smart irrigation system, sprinkler, water management system, Kickstarter, water conservation, gardening, resource management, garden sensor

Water is a valuable resource – and it will only get more expensive if we continue use wasteful old-fashioned irrigation techniques such as sprinklers. One smart alternative is Hydros, an irrigation controller that uses sensors, regional weather forecasts, and smart algorithms to conserve water and slash your monthly bills by as much as 60 percent. Plus, it saves you time because you don’t have to learn about different soil and grass types, most of which have watering requirements that change with the weather.

Hydros smart irrigation system, sprinkler, water management system, Kickstarter, water conservation, gardening, resource management, garden sensor

Unlike a traditional sprinkler, which comprises an extremely inefficient use of water, Hydros will never over or under water your garden. It formulates the duration and frequency of when your sprinklers need to run based on the type and conditions of your grass and soil, and even factors in the weather forecast. Once set, the device will continue to take measurements throughout the day, and check for weather updates in case it needs to make any adjustments to the current watering schedule. Another great feature is that the sensors work from beneath the Earth, only sticking up half an inch from the ground, which makes it safe for a lawnmower to run over them.

Related: How to Eat Your Lawn: Transform Your Wasteful Grassy Space into a Food Forest Garden

What makes Hydros smarter than other one-size-fits-all irrigation systems, is the fact you can place up to 12 sensors in various parts of your garden, which makes it easy to accommodate for different types of grass, plants or soil. The system will handle all the complicated calculations, but if you want to keep an eye on the data, or make any manual changes, there is an accompanying app for phones and tablets that puts you in control. Support Hydros on Kickstarter, where you can get a sensor and controller for $160, which is $90 less than the retail price.

+ Hydros

Via TreeHugger

Images by Hydros

Related Posts

LEAVE A COMMENT

or your inhabitat account below

Let's make sure you're a real person:


1 Comment

  1. Enviro Equipment Inc July 15, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    The $160 price tag makes Hydros too expensive for homeowners watering their lawns, but I can see it having less appeal to those with large gardens or even smalltime farmers.

  • Read Inhabitat

  • Search Categories

  • Recent Posts

  • Recent Comments

  • Browse by Keyword

get the free Inhabitat newsletter

Submit this form
popular today
all time
most commented
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
Federated Media Publishing - Home