Water Conservation Group (WCG) Project FAQ

How does the Skydrop Controller work and what makes it different from what I have now?
Great question.  Please go to this link to learn more. 

Why is your Water District paying for this?
Because of the drought on May 5, 2015, the State Water resources Control Board (“SWRCB”) adopted emergency regulations to achieve a 25% statewide reduction in potable urban water use.  If your water district does not hit the mark they have been tasked with they will be fined.  Beyond that, we all need to be managing this precious resource better.

Is this mandatory?
No, it is not mandatory but because of the drought and the mandated reduction of water usage by the State, it is strongly encouraged.

Do I have to pay anything?
No, you are not obligated to pay for anything.  Your water district has paid for the basic service in full.  There is an optional service called the Skydrop Plus membership.  It is very popular with residents because of the added features.  Ask your representatives for more details if desired.

What has your water district paid for?
Your water district has purchased the controller and 1 expander zone.  Anything else you wish to purchase will be given to you at basic costs.

Is this a scam?
Nope.  This is for real.  Your water district has purchased equipment and service valued at up to $447.  You can get it for $0.  No catch. No strings.  We just want to save water.  We encourage you to join us and reduce your water consumption through Skydrop’s Active Water Management System.  Get it installed today.

Is the government going to be able to spy on me?
No.

Will the water district be able to control my sprinklers?
No.

Will the water district be able to see how I am watering?
No.

I like to be in control of my water settings. Will I still be able to do that?
Yes.  After professional installation and programming, your Skydrop controller will be able to manage your yard for you without any interference or adjustments from you.  But if you want to tweak it and manually control things, go right ahead.  You can do so from your phone, tablet, computer or the panel itself.

I am used to what I have and I am afraid of new technology. Is this hard to use?
No.  It is very easy to use.  If you can send a text message you can use Skydrop.  If you don’t know how to send a text message…well, we will teach you how to do that once we install the Skydrop panel.

What is in it for me?
Oh you are one of those people… here you go. 🙂

  • Already paid for equipment and service valued at $447 that you don’t pay for.
  • Up to a 50% reduction from your current water usage on the exterior of the home.
  • 20-40% savings off of your water bill. Remember this is based on your water volume only.  Other fees do not apply.
  • A healthier and greener yard.
  • Less time spent controlling your sprinkler controller

How will it make my yard greener?
With correct water management, your plant’s roots structures will be driven downward into the ground giving them more access to water and nutrients.  A healthier root structure means a healthier plant.

I still have more questions.

Oki-doki please give us a call and we will walk you through it.

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