The EPA reports that as many as 3.5 billion gallons of water are wasted on residential irrigation each day in the United States, which amounts to over 40,000 gallons of fresh water lost each second. Fresh water, one of our most precious resources, must be managed appropriately with many competing demands, including homeowners wanting beautiful and healthy lawns and gardens.
To that end, Toro’s XTRA SMART EC.ôXTRA irrigation timer and wireless weather sensor uses the latest in weather-sensing technology to properly irrigate lawns and gardens with minimal waste, saving water. The EPA recognizes this smart” use of water, certifying the XTRA SMART ECôXTRA timer and weather sensor with the WaterSense label.
Irrigation timers must meet stringent requirements to earn the WaterSense label. Timers must be “smart”-that is, able to use weather data to automatically adjust watering according to current conditions. They must adequately water the entire landscape without overwatering, ensuring that plants get just the right amount of water based on current conditions-no more, no less. Additionally, timers must be able to adhere to local watering restrictions, in terms of watering days or water “windows”. Toro’s XTRA SMART EC.ôXTRA meets or exceeds all testing requirements earning the prestigious WaterSense label.