September 12, 2014

Conserving water with ‘smart’ irrigation at banking stores

Preserving a natural resource like water can seem daunting. But Wells Fargo properties are using sophisticated irrigation systems to do just that.

Wells Fargo has expanded its “smart” irrigation program to a total of 654 locations — cutting water usage and making a big splash in more ways than one.

The new watering systems, which use a controller with a wireless transmitter and coffee-cup-size weather station, are considered “smart” because they not only monitor rainfall but factor in soil, plant types, and other details.

The result? Delivering only the water a landscape needs. Old timer-based systems simply water by the clock.