EMWD Invites Customers to 'Smart Controller' Workshop

Learn how to conserve water by using a "Smart Controller." Workshops are being held Feb. 9 and Feb. 23.

Eastern Municipal Water District will host a “Smart Controller” workshop on Saturday, Feb. 9 to help customers learn about the importance that irrigation controllers can play in the role of water conservation.

The workshop will run from 9 a.m. to noon in EMWD’s Board Room, located at 2270 Trumble Road, Perris.

The workshop, hosted by EMWD’s Conservation Department, will provide an overview of the Toro Smart Controller, as well as EMWD’s Smart Controller Direct Install program.

Representatives from EMWD, Toro and Conserv Inc. will be on hand to answer questions. No reservations are required.

Smart Controllers allow customers to properly irrigate their landscaping while letting the controller do all of the work. The controllers take into account the daily weather and irrigate accordingly, adjusting the irrigation time on a daily basis to ensure conservation and appropriate watering levels.

EMWD and customers share the costs of the controller, with the customer seeing a nominal fee added to their monthly bill for up to three years until the cost of the controller is paid in full. The cost per month is as low as $8.

Customers who sign up will receive an in-home visit from Conserv Inc., during which the company will conduct an audit of the landscaped area. Conserv Inc. will install the controller and also determine if the customer is a prime candidate for high-efficiency nozzles on in-ground sprinkler heads.

A second workshop will be held on Saturday, Feb. 23, also from 9 a.m until noon.

For more information, contact EMWD’s Water Conservation Department at 951-928-3777, ext. 3322.

—News release submitted by EMWD


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