Rachio Smart Irrigation
Smart irrigation systems automate the watering process to save you time, energy and water and above all money. No more forgetting to water, only to watch your grass or garden slowly die. Set your smart irrigation system and let it keep your yard healthy, beautiful and green. The modern smart irrigation system goes beyond this by giving you Wi-Fi connectivity and control options on your smartphone, no matter where you are.
The Rachio is definitely one of the more popular smart irrigation systems currently available. Standard versions come in 8 zone or an expanded 16 zone. The device features a well thought out app that can monitor a host of variables to select the right watering ratios including, slope type, vegetation, slope angle, sunlight, nozzle type, etc.
You can pull from either local or national weather stations. A useful “water report” feature will tell you how much water you have saved. Bottom line savings are claimed to be about 30%, but this tends to vary based on location. This device is available for EPA rebates (in some areas) and is EPA WaterSense certified. Rachio is also compatible as a Z-Wave sprinkler, able to integrate into the rest of your smart home network on this protocol.