sprinkler-watering-color-XSmallDid you know that as much as 50% of the water we consume, is used outdoors? Broken sprinklers, inefficient irrigation systems, and a general lack of water conservation knowledge are all major culprits. So what can you do?

The city of Los Angeles receives on average only 15 inches of rain per year. Currently we’re in our third consecutive year of drought conditions which has prompted Governor Schwarzenegger to declare a state of emergency and the city of Los Angeles to impose new watering restrictions. These restrictions could carry higher rates and penalties for water abusers. Los Angeles is an oasis in the middle of the desert. It’s the lush green landscapes throughout the city that bring beauty to an otherwise concrete and asphalt jungle. How can we keep LA green, while cutting back on our water consumption at the same time? Is it even possible? If we combine education, technology, and maintenance together, it can be.

LAsprinklerrepair.com is dedicated to helping LA stay green, while still conserving water. Our site is full of local news, water saving tips, and other information that can help keep the citizens of Los Angeles informed (Do you live in Orange County? Check out OCsprinklerrepair.com for local information in your area!). A little bit of education can go a long way. Remember that most of the water we consume is outdoors, and most of that is used to irrigate the landscape.

Weathermatic-smartline-irrigation-controllerNew technology has emerged in recent years that can help homeowners reduce the amount of water they use to irrigate their lawns and shrubs. “Smart Controllers”, water-saving rotating nozzles, and rain shut off devices can all help save water and money. We at LAsprinklerrepair.com are familiar with these devices and offer them as part of our retrofitting services. Some water agencies even offer rebates on the purchase of these devices.

You can have the best irrigation system, and be an expert in water conservation, but if you don’t maintain your system, you won’t be doing everything you can to cut back on wasted water. Sprinkler heads lean, nozzles pop-off, PVC pipes break, valves can leak, and a myriad of other problems can occur. Regular system maintenance is a must if you want to keep your sprinkler heads watering efficiently. Remember that the city of Los Angeles has the “Drought Busters” out in full force and they’re looking for water leaks! If you don’t take care of any problems immediately, it can cost you some money. Our full range of repair services can keep your system in optimal shape and keep the “Drought Busters” away!

It is our hope that we become your source for news, tips, and information when it comes to outdoor conservation, and the first number you call when you need help with your irrigation system. Please don’t hesitate in giving us a call. LAsprinklerrepair.com is owned and operated by WCGM, Inc., License # 608079. You can reach us at (800) 339-2102 or by email at info @ wcgminc.com. We look forward to hearing from you soon. Let’s make Los Angeles a “green” place to live.

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