Developing a model irrigation dissemination program for homeowners
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Over the past 60 years, research and demonstration projects have shown that using evapotranspiration (ET) based irrigation schedules can save significant amounts of water. In urban settings, automatic irrigation systems typically are improperly programmed and "over-irrigate" (and waste) 20%-50% of the water applied. Many municipalities have struggled to develop outdoor water conservation programs to address these problems, with mixed results. This paper discusses an innovative approach for providing ET-based irrigation schedules.
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