Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Sprinklers from Down Under

It's a Christmas Miracle (in July). After a long dry month, the beautiful grass we inherited from the previous owners was turning brown. Neighbors had kindly stopped by to tell us that this used to be the best looking lawn in the neighborhood. So we tried watering the lawn with a sprinkler, but it was a pain and we have a lot of lawn (no pun intended). Well Lo' and behold Matt (Meghan's Brother) found out that we have a built in sprinkler system! I should clarify that we knew we had sprinklers in the flower beds, but when Matt started up the system sprinklers from down under popped up and just about the entire 1/2 acre of lawn can be watered. Right now the sprinklers come on at 6:30 am every day to help us get back our nice green grass before the wedding.

This is not a picture of my lawn.

FUN LAWN FACT! (From EverGreen Lawn Services)
Our house inspector told us the same story so here's a fun way to save some money IF you have a sprinkler system or use a lot of water outdoors.
     "Installation of a second water meter can save you considerable amounts of money in the long run. Most city water departments incorporate sewer into your water bill. Sewer is generally billed as a percentage of your water charges and can be as much as 75% of the price you paid for water. By having a secondary water meter installed by the city as an irrigation meter, you only pay for the water you use, not the sewage. These additional meters generally run in the range of $400 to $500 dollars to have installed by the city, but generally will pay for themselves in monthly savings within the first 2 to 3 years of service."

1 comment:

Karen said...

love the clarification under the picture and that you put a picture of green grass in your blog at all! ha!