6 Jul 2011 Novato - ET Water Systems, an expert in smart irrigation control and water management solutions, has launched GNOME. GNOME is a free Web-based water calculator that provides customized irrigation schedules to home owners based on their local weather conditions and landscape profile. GNOME recommends just the right amount of water to use, frequently reducing water consumption by over-irrigators by 20 to 50 percent or more versus conventional clock-based "set it and leave it" irrigation schedules. The result is reduced water bills, better overall plant health and less runoff, which frequently is damaging to homes and the environment.
"GNOME is our first consumer offering for smart irrigation", stated Mark Puckett, Product Manager at ET Water Systems. "Home owners understand the hassle of setting reliable watering schedules - too short and the lawn burns, too long and you're overwatering - which means money literally down the drain. By giving home owners optimal irrigation schedules, Gnome saves home owners money on water bills. And with more efficient, weather-based irrigation schedules, landscapes will stay healthy all year long."
GNOME creates monthly watering schedules based on local weather data from WeatherBug and adjusts for landscape characteristics such as: