We’ve all seen it! There is a deluge of rain and someone’s irrigation system is running. Why? Because they don’t have a rain sensor installed, the homeowner or landscaper has bypassed the sensor, or it is not operating properly.
Rain sensors are relatively inexpensive and save you money. Rain sensors are compatible with most, if not all, currently installed controllers. Why should you pay for water that was just provided for free? Not only are you wasting money, but the excess water causes mold, and various lawn and garden diseases as well as the run-off is an environmental issue. Water conservation is everyone’s responsibility.
In Georgia, it has been a law since 2005 that all sprinkler systems should have a rain sensor and is fined at the rate $100 per violation. 1 “Document: O.C.G.A. § 12-5-6” Georgia General Assembly, “ > TITLE 12. CONSERVATION AND NATURAL RESOURCES > CHAPTER 5. WATER RESOURCES > ARTICLE 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS” Copyright 2018 by The State of Georgia All rights Reserved. Retrieved from: Official Code of Georgia Annotated.