WATER MANAGEMENT A WIN-WIN
Bemus Landscape’s 3 Step Method to Water Savings
CONSERVATION & COST SAVINGS
Water Management: A Win-Win
At Sperber, we believe, above all else, that we are stewards of the land. Part of our responsibility as a company is to educate and promote the benefits of proper water management for each property we service. Water management is truly a win-win for everyone involved. Not only are we protecting one of the earth’s most valuable resources, but it also helps to save our clients money. Did you know your property can benefit from monetary savings by minimizing your water usage?
Sperber partner, Bemus Landscape, shares more information on customized planning they incorporate with all of their clients to conserve water while putting money back in their pockets to be utilized for other projects, upgrades and enhancements.
BEMUS’ 3 STEP METHOD
Do you know the details of your property’s water usage? We’ve found that many of our clients aren’t really dialed into exactly how much water they use throughout their property. Our job is to do a thorough assessment of your water usage and look for ways to improve your system. We have a proven 3 step method that ensures water is being used in the most conservative manner possible. This provides a framework for our crews to keep each landscape healthy and looking its very best year round.
- Efficiency Evaluation: The first step of responsible water management to evaluate the hardware efficiency. At this stage we inspect and report on system deficiencies such as breaks, leaks and large overspray issues. Then with client approval we repair an order to begin optimization.
- Manage Usage: Once the system is fully functioning, we move to managing usage. With client provided water bills we compare ongoing actual usage with the water allocated by the local district. We adjust our programming to be as efficient as possible. In addition to ongoing management we keep an eye on the plant health in order to communicate any improvements that may be needed.
- System Improvements: Inefficient irrigation can create unnecessary costs in the form of wasted water, plant decline, asphalt damage, etc. We work with you to provide solutions that allow you to maximize your system. These can include drip conversions, specialized flow/shut off valves, and lower water using plants. Additionally ,these can be put into a Return on Investment calculation to allow you to make educated decisions.
IT PAYS TO CONSERVE WATER
hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars each month that can then be Many states offer tax incentives for doing your part to conserve water. In California, there is an excellent water rebate program, that helps to ensure properties use only the necessary amount of water while rewarding communities for conservation efforts throughout the year. Our partner companies are very familiar with local water districts and the various programs they offer. We pass these savings onto our clients, so they can use these funds to reinvest back into their communities and companies. We’ve had clients save hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars each month that can then be reinvested into projects that may have been waiting on the back burner.
What is the Water Savings Incentive Program? (WSIP)
The water savings incentive program (WSIP) is a “pay-for-performance” incentive that provides monetary incentives for saving measured amounts of water. The rate the incentive is paid is up to $0.60/1,000 gallons of water saved. Bemus handles the application process through your HOA’s local district and handles the rebate program from start to finish.
Any project that saves at least 10,000,000 gallons of water qualifies for WSIP funding. Examples of successful projects include upgrading your existing irrigation systems, landscaping to improve water use efficiency, and contracting for water management services to improve landscape water efficiency. Learn more on how you can save money at SoCal Water Smart.
Weather Based Irrigation Controllers (WBIC)
First, your HOA pays for the water controller up front, which is covered by a lifetime warranty. If it breaks or is damaged, don’t worry, it will be replaced at no charge. Our irrigation technicians install the controller and ensure the property is set up correctly and coverage across lawns, planters, flower beds and trees is all accurate.
All of our irrigation managers and technicians are trained on the Weathermatic system, so if it ever needs to be adjusted, our team can address the situation accordingly. Once the system is installed, your HOA only pays for the monthly service of using the controller. Because of the savings and opportunity for rebate, the new controller pays for itself and gives you extra funds to allocate to other projects in your community.
Water conservation has been an increasingly important topic in California. Here at Bemus, we believe we can do our part and make a huge impact with the help of our local HOAs and communities in Orange County and San Diego. We view each and every one of our HOA clients as a local partner to help save our state’s water and reward our clients for their conservation efforts.
We’d love to visit your property and help you find water savings opportunities and keep your HOA landscape looking its best. We care for homeowner associations throughout Orange County and San Diego.