Steve Yantis from Olympia, Washington waters his garden with the WiserWand, demonstrating its use and versatility which allows him to water his entire garden.
Steve was introduced to the WiserWand in July 2016. After watering the first time, he turned off Drip and used the WiserWand the remainder of the summer. The three previous summers he used Drip Irrigation. Exactly the scenario needed to compare water-usage of the WiserWand and Drip Irrigation.
The comparison was based on gallons-used on the City of Olympia water bill for September 2013-2016. The bill is bi-monthly, reporting usage over August and September.
Erin Conine, Water Conservation Program Coordinator at the City of Olympia pulled gallons-used. The results are below.
The WiserWand used significantly less water than Drip Irrigation. Is this a fluke? More testing is needed.
High-efficiency watering products use fewer resources “every time” when compared to less-efficient products. For example, high-efficiency toilets use less water “every time” they’re flushed. New products with the potential to reduce water usage need to be considered.
Use incentives to encourage development of high-efficiency watering products. Set-up a process to submit new products for review with minimal red-tape, cost, and research. This levels the playing field so that individual inventors can compete against large corporations. If a product shows potential, resources are given to support further development.
If such a process were in place, WiserWatering would submit the WiserWand for review.