Adopting water efficiency strategies will be the key to weathering the drought this year. These three simple steps can help you conserve water, rebates available for all three recommendations.

1. Update your controller with a WaterSense Smart Irrigation Controller

WaterSense Smart Irrigation controllers can connect to your phone and use weather data, plant type, soil type, and other important factors of your landscape to help you follow the seasonal watering recommendationsCustomers can choose from a list of pre-qualified controllers here. 

2. Replace your spray bodies with WaterSense Pressure Regulating Spray Sprinkler Bodies

WaterSense labeled spray sprinkler bodies with internal pressure regulation can reduce water waste by providing a consistent flow at the sprinkler nozzle. When the sprinkler body maintains pressure near its optimal operating pressure, the connected nozzle is better able to generate the right amount of water spray and coverage for a more uniform distribution of water across the landscape. Customers can choose from a list of pre-qualified spray sprinkler bodies. 

3. Install High-Efficiency Rotating Sprinkler Nozzles (multi-stream)

High-efficiency sprinkler nozzles are a great solution for upgrading an old and poorly performing sprinkler system. These nozzles minimize water waste and feature a unique multi-trajectory rotating stream that delivers water at a steady rate. This slower application rate allows water to gently soak in at rates that soils can absorb. Use these nozzles to replace the sprinkler head on any conventional spray head body or pop up sprinkler. In most cases, you just remove the old, water wasting spray nozzle and replace it with the new head. For more information on these nozzles read this post. 


Making these simple changes can result in 30% water savings. For installation, questions contact your favorite irrigation supply store professional or send us a question at

Author: Jill Brown, ASLA, is a Landscape Architect and owner of My Landscape Coach in Albuquerque, NM. Have a question about the article?