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Category: Conservation

Mar 26
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The Challenge of Beating the Drought

There you are.  Spring is just around the corner.  You can already feel it in the air and see it in the trees and flowers.  It’s exciting and you can’t wait to get your yard up and running again.  But there’s a problem.  One that’s been going on for a long time.  Drought.

The biggest market for any home and garden company is California.  Unfortunately, the Golden State is entering its fourth year of low water levels, and that has forced the government to implement even further watering restrictions, some of … Read More

By Justin S. Comments: 0
Jul 10
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Great time at the Bees’ game!

Monday night Orbit sponsored “Water Conservation” night at the Salt Lake Bees baseball game. Not only  did we share water conservation pointers, but we had some fun while we were at it. We had raffles to give away products, threw out the first pitch and gave out rubber baseballs to those in attendance

By Matt S Comments: 0
Apr 22
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Earth Day 2014: A Reminder of All Earth’s Valuable Resources

It’s Earth Day! Any day is a good day to start conserving energy, water, and natural resources, but Earth Day serves as a reminder that we only have a certain amount of all the good things our planet provides and we should be careful with it all. At Orbit, we’re especially concerned about using water. The Earth may seem like it has plenty of water, but in reality only about one percent of it is available to humans for things like bathing, watering our lawns, and doing the dishes—oh, and … Read More

By Justin S. Comments: 1
Apr 17
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Watering Restrictions in California

No one likes drought conditions. However, it’s fairly difficult to control Mother Nature.

California is faced with drought and record-dry conditions this year and it can be difficult to learn what specific measures and restrictions are in place with so many different water agencies.

Thanks to a digital map put together by the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA), a coalition of public water agencies in California, you can easily find out what actions have been implemented in your area.

Check out the link (http://www.acwa.com/content/drought-map) for more details and to find your community.

For … Read More

By Matt S Comments: 0
Jul 26
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Smart Irrigation Through A Few Simple Steps

If you’ve been following our blog posts this month (or Facebook or Twitter), you’d know that July is Smart Irrigation Month.  And for us at Orbit, smart irrigation is anything that saves you time, money, or water.  Timers do all three.  We wanted to share some simple tips that can help you optimize your timer.

Adjusting the time your sprinklers come on is probably the biggest thing you can change.  Did you know that you could lose up to a third of your water to evaporation if you’re watering during the … Read More

By Orbit Comments: 0
Jul 19
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How to Deal with Water Shortages!

“Water Shortages Conserve Water!” is not a phrase I wanted to hear as this Summer season began.  Sure, I enjoy conserving water just as much as the next person, but it has been really depressing watching my once lush, green lawn begin to yellow and die under the rays of triple digit heat.

Due to low water yielding winter and spring seasons, many residents in northern Davis County, Utah are under mandatory and voluntary water restrictions. As Spring transitioned to Summer, these signs began to populate the local landscape.  Residents are … Read More

By Orbit Comments: 0
Jun 14
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Wateringschedule.com Simplifies Savings

If you’re a regular reader of the blog, you’ve noticed we’re talking a lot about wateringschedule.com.  This is our newest development here at Orbit and is a free website that we hope will help people cut back on water usage and make their lawns look better.  What’s not to love about that?

Catch cups and sprinkler audits have been around a long time and are nothing revolutionary.  But in the past they required expensive and inaccurate devices.  After a sample was taken the user had to shuffle through confusing … Read More

By Orbit Comments: 5
Jun 12
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Recognize the Signs of Overwatering

Recently, a customer asked one of our representatives why they should perform a sprinkler system audit, like the ones available through wateringschedule.com, when water wasn’t an issue for them.  This customer lived in an area that wasn’t affected by drought conditions, so there were no municipal restrictions being placed on their water.  In fact, for a small flat fee ($100/year in this case) they could use as much water as they wanted.  So why not just water every day?

Well, the answer isn’t what the customer expected.  We all know … Read More

By Orbit Comments: 0
Jun 10
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Sprinkler Audits Can Bring Buckets of Savings

A sprinkler audit may be all your system needs to realize big savings

By Orbit Comments: 0
Jun 04
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Introducing Wateringschedule.com

Orbit is excited to announce a product designed to greatly improve watering efficiency and conservation: Orbit Catch Cups.  These nifty little cups are used to perform water audits on your lawn.  When used in tandem with our website wateringschedule.com, the perfect watering schedule is just minutes away.

The process is simple.  Just place the cups around your yard and run your sprinklers for a short amount of time.  Record the findings and enter them in to wateringschedule.com, along with your zip code and soil type, and you’ll get a schedule … Read More

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