Be Smart
Get a Free Smart Controller
July, 2013 - Issue #105
Do you like free things that can save you money and time?

Meet the smart controller.

Much like a smart phone, a smart controller can make your life so much easier (And save you money!).

Unless you can answer these questions, you need a smart controller. (And, even if you can answer them, the smart controller still wins this round - because it automatically adjusts your irrigation while you go about your daily life!)

How much water does your grass need in the summer?

How can you irrigate to avoid run-off?

How can you make sure your controller shuts off in the rain?

The smart controller knows.

For each zone (or valve) of your yard, a smart controller allows you to program the soil type (Yup - it's probably clay!), the plant type, the irrigation type (Most likely "spray heads.") and the degree of slope. Then you mount an on-site weather station on your eaves or in your backyard and it takes the temperature each hour.

At midnight, the weather station sends the data to the controller; the next day, your controller irrigates to replenish the water lost on the previous day.

Now that's cool. Even cooler: You'll be saving water and saving green (As in: the planet - and your hard-earned money!).

Smart Seasonal Watering
In the wet months of winter and spring, you probably don't need to give your lawn a good, deep drink of water more often than once a week - less if there's been a recent storm. And, of course, you never need to irrigate in the rain. In summer, varying temperatures can alter your lawn's watering needs considerably.

Think you might be watering too much but don't want to wait 'til the grass turns brown to find out? Have no fear. Here's the fix: a free smart controller. These "smart controllers" are more brilliant than the Hope diamond.

The Weathermatic Smartline controller will turn off when you receive an eighth-inch of rain or more. This is ideal for working families, busy retirees and others who are too busy to remember to turn off their irrigation systems in the rain. It is one of the best conservation measures that you have.

Find out more and get your free controller by logging onto www.scvh2
Be smart. Get a smart controller!

What You Need to Do to get a Free Smart Controller
Save Money and Water in 4 Easy Steps
1. Visit to register by validating your water company account.

2. Select the "Smart Controller Program" located under the "Current SCV Family Programs" tab.

3. Take the online class and test to receive a voucher for your free smart controller.

4. Redeem the voucher at Ewing, an irrigation distributor, Santa Clarita branch.
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