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Making Water Conservation Understandable to the Average Consumer

Out of all of the earth’s natural resources, water remains one of the most threatened today. While initially, it may seem like there is enough water to go around, at least for now, in reality, lakes, rivers, and even oceans are dwindling at an alarming rate. Because it is such a limited resource, environmentalists continue to urge people everywhere to …

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Bob Vila promotes Skydrop™ as life-changing technology

When it comes to finding new and innovative products for your home, Bob Vila is at the forefront. One of the newest life-changing technologies for 2015 they have found is the Skydrop™ smart watering sprinkler controller. Skydrop connects to your existing sprinkler system and then monitors hyper-local weather data through the cloud—often from a weather station in your own neighborhood. …

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Rising Cost of Water Compared to Other Utilities

Forget about drought, forget about natural resource conservation. If you haven’t focused on reducing your water usage, just take a look at your wallet. The photo below shows the rise in Water & Sewer costs versus other utilities through 2014, and projected out to 2020.* You don’t need to be an economist to see that the cost increase for water …

Skydrop and Lennar Corp. Team-Up to Save Water and Money

America’s Leading Home Builder Embraces Smart Tech to Help New Homeowners Reduce Outdoor Water Usage by 500 Million Gallons Annually. XXXXXXXX, 2015 – Skydrop, LLC announced today that it finalized an agreement with Lennar Corporation (NYSE: LEN), to install Skydrop Smart Sprinkler Controllers in all new homes that Lennar builds. Skydrop is the leading provider of smart watering technology. The Skydrop …

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Fall Water Waste

With back-to-school shopping in full swing and summer winding down, many homeowners overlook important steps in taking care of their yard.  Your grass is getting ready for winter by pulling in moisture and nutrients and is moving energy stores into the roots to survive winter dormancy.  With lower temperatures, less daylight, and generally more precipitation, opportunities to conserve water are …

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Skydrop Mobile 1.8.0

Skydrop Mobile 1.8.0 is now available! Several significant changes will result in a more stable, usable, and friendlier experience. Here are the highlights: Scheduling: * Smart Watering now includes adjustments for minutes/duration in addition to frequency. This will save even more water! * All scheduling is now centralized and managed right from the home window. * Basic and Custom Schedules have …

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Smart Irrigation Systems – A Greener Idea

As part of our educational series during Smart Irrigation Month, we’ve added a nice explainer on why smart irrigation systems like Skydrop just make sense with drought issues across the U.S. If you’re a typical homeowner, you probably put your automatic sprinkler system into the same category as your home’s heating and cooling system. You expect it to work reliably …

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Skydrop now works with Nest

The Skydrop™ smart watering sprinkler controller now works with Nest®!  With the latest release of the Skydrop apps, the service can now accurately estimate water usage each time a zone is activated.  This info can be sent as part of your Nest Home Report® and will also be available in Skydrop’s upcoming water usage reports.  Understanding outdoor water usage is …

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Skydrop Enclosure Now Available

Skydrop Enclosure is now available to protect and serve. Now you can install your Skydrop smart watering controller wherever you need it — indoors or out. The Skydrop Enclosure ensures your Skydrop smart sprinkler controller will remain water and dust-free, no matter where it is installed. The included keyed lock prevents tampering while the included outlet allows easy access for powering your …

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Skydrop Mobile 1.6.0 Now Available

The latest version of Skydrop Mobile is now available.  Here’s what’s included in v1.6.0: * A brand new way to manage how frequently and how long your zones get watered. Simply indicate whether you want your controller to water more or less and Skydrop will handle all the finer details. * You can now switch from Smart Watering to a …