Water Conservation of a Faucet Timer vs. a Garden Hose

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We Love Our Lawns

Here in the United States, we love our lawns. We mow and trim, rake and manicure and we water. We water our lawns constantly to keep them lush and green. A green, healthy lawn is something to be proud of and is a bit of a status symbol in the neighborhood. Our lawns, big sprawling fields or a small patch of green, are at the center of a lot of water wasted. That wasted water can easily be changed to saved water with some simple adjustments.

Water Waste

When we are tending our patches of green often times we over-water. This is due to a few factors: not knowing how much water is right for the lawn, or setting a sprinkler and forgetting about it. All of these problems can be solved very easily with a B-hyve Smart Hose Faucet Timer with Wi-Fi Hub.

Knowing is Half the Battle

Knowing how much water you use when tending your lawn is important. Too much water creates shallow roots, and unhealthy lawns. Washington State University has created a chart where you can easily calculate your water flow using information such as hose diameter and length, PSI of your house and time you water. Use this chart for precise measurements when you’re looking to save water. http://irrigation.wsu.edu/Content/Calculators/Residential/Garden-Hose-Flow.php.

For example, a ⅝ inch hose at a length of 50 feet and a PSI of 40, which is average for a standard house, will yield 22 gallons of water per minute. That’s a lot of water, especially if you forget your hose is on.

You can get information on water flow, PSI and gallons yielded from the chart or you can purchase a B-hyve Smart Hose Faucet Timer from Orbit and the built-in flow sensor will monitor how much water you are using and display that data within the free app on your phone.

Water Smart

Conserving water means watering smart. The best way to water smart is to get a hose timer with smart functions like the B-hyve Faucet Timer. B-hyve does so much more than just time how long you’re watering.

According to the engineers at Orbit, you can save an average of 48% of water using B-hyve as opposed to using no timer at all.

More than just a timer, B-hyve has smart technology that will detect local weather so that you’re not watering in a rainstorm. It can be programmed to schedule waterings so that you can water early in the morning when it’s optimum for your lawn. Watering later in the day when the sun is high, you’re losing way too much water to evaporation and not enough is getting into your lawn to a good depth of 6 to 10 inches.

A timer also prevents overwatering which leads to puddling and runoff. Run-off is dangerous because it means pesticides and fertilizers are flowing off your lawn and into the water system. A timer, like  B-hyve, eliminates the fear of overwatering and run-off.

The Gift of Water

By using a B-hyve Faucet Timer, you’re saving water and money on your water bill giving that gift of water back to your community. Also, water.org is working hard to quell the water crisis in the world and Orbit will donate to them when you purchase a B-hyve

Right now, Orbit, the company that makes B-hyve, is doing a wonderful deal. When you purchase a B-hyve at https://mybhyve.com/gift-of-water, they are going to donate $5 per timer purchased to https://water.org/. This is an organization that  helps get people access to safe water and sanitation through affordable financing, such as small loans.

Act local impact global

B-hyve is simple to install, simple to use, it connects to your smartphone or Wi-Fi and allows you more precision in your watering and more free time for your daily life. Because you can schedule when watering starts and stops, there’s no need for you to actually be with your lawn to get it watered. And, you can run your B-hyve with your smartphone from anywhere in the world.

You’re thinking and acting locally when you use B-hyve and Orbit donating to water.org assures a global effect as well. Through micro loans, water.org helps people get access to safe water and better sanitation.

No Comparison

When it comes to water conservation there really is no comparison between a regular garden hose attached to a sprinkler and a smart hose faucet timer, like the B-hyve Smart Hose Faucet Timer with Wi-Fi Hub.

Our lives are busy and we all want to do what we can to help, but time is limited and there is a lot we have to focus on. With water conservation it’s really very simple, use a B-hyve smart timer when you’re watering your lawn and save time, money and most importantly, save water.

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