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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 …

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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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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 …

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Skydrop Expansion is Here

Introducing Skydrop Expansion! With Skydrop Expansion, the Skydrop Smart Watering Sprinkler Controller can now manage an additional 8 zones, bringing the total to 16. Keeping consistent with Skydrop’s ease of use, it’s simple to install the Skydrop Expansion. Simply snap the expansion module between the main Skydrop unit and the wall plate. Once powered on, the controller can access up to 16 …

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Skydrop Drone Irrigation System

Lehi, UT, April 1 2015: The team that brought true watering intelligence to your yard is about to bring it to the sky above your yard. Skydrop is proud to announce the latest addition to the Skydrop family of products — introducing the Skydrop Drone Irrigation System. Why spend the money and time installing irrigation pipes underground when water can …

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Skydrop earns the coveted EPA WaterSense certification

Skydrop is proud to announce their partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense program. The WaterSense certification means that the skydrop smart watering sprinkler controller is at least 20% more water efficient than other controllers and provides measurable water savings results. Helping users reduce water consumption is our driving purpose at skydrop. In addition to water savings, the WaterSense …