Conserving Water and Saving Money

“Some experts estimate that up to 50 percent of commercial and residential irrigation water use goes to waste due to evaporation, wind, improper system design, or overwatering.”

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Water Sense Program

Irrigation Management Solutions LLC is a water management consulting business specializing in landscape irrigation systems.  Our main goal is to help clients start conserving water and saving money by insuring their irrigation systems are working as efficiently as possible.  Based in Charlottesville, Virginia, we serve clients throughout the continental United States.

When designed properly, irrigation will promote, protect, and enhance the quality of your landscape. Unfortunately, poor irrigation design often has the opposite effect. As much as 70 – 80% of all plant problems are related to incorrect watering. We can furnish you with a comprehensive irrigation design to insure the long-term health and viability of your landscape investment.

With an existing irrigation system, we provide the expertise necessary to identify and correct any and all efficiency issues. I am a C.L.I.A. (certified landscape irrigation auditor) with over 25 years of experience in all aspects of the irrigation industry. We will supply the management tools needed to operate your system based on actual weather conditions. Our services can include a simple system inspection, a full irrigation audit, monthly base schedules, or the specification and implementation of a weather based controller technology with remote monitoring and adjustment.

Water is a vital and limited resource. In the United States we have one of the highest population growth rates of any industrialized country. This is reflected in the dramatic rise in water and sewer rates across the country. Maintaining landscapes and lawns accounts for approximately 60% of domestic use. Reducing the amount of water used for lawn and landscape maintenance is essential for protecting current and future water supplies.

Scott Duncan
CLIA Irrigation Management Solutions, LLC

Irrigation News

Water Costs Gush Higher

USA TODAY: Water Costs Gush Higher As this well researched article in USA TODAY indicates, the cost of water is rising no matter where you are located in the United States with higher rates yet to come.

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Aging Water Infrastructure

“Aging Water Infrastructure”, EPA Science Matters Newsletter

Aging Water Infrastructure In addition to increasing demand for water, the condition of our existing water infrastructure contributes greatly to rising costs. According to the EPA, there is a potential $500 billion gap in funding by the year … Read the rest

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Is A Local Rain Sensor Important?

In many places in the continental United States, a significant amount of natural rainfall occurs during the growing season. All of this rain is not available for plant use. A large percentage will be lost to evaporation, runoff, or deep percolation. What … Read the rest

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Customer Testimonials

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At the end of the irrigation season, I was so pleased with the results of the WeatherTrak system, and Mr. Duncan’s management of it, that we have now, with his help, installed it in the other four buildings. I have no hesitation in recommending Mr. Duncan’s services to design, implement and manage an irrigation system that uses water efficiently and which alerts the owner to potential water loss through breaks etc.
Andrew Dracopoli
Worrell Land and Development Company, L.C.