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Smart Controller Pilot: Don't Set it and Forget It

Join Aurora Water Conservation specialist Tim York to find out more about the effectiveness of “Smart” weather based controllers and in-ground system efficiency upgrades. With many contractors opting for the “Set it and forget it” mentality of smart irrigation technologies, AWC developed a pilot to gauge three scenarios of impact. Tim York discusses some of the surprising results and how those impacted policy and efficiency incentives.

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