Don't Let Increased Water Rates Ruin Your Ottawa Lawn Care
Ottawa citizens are bracing for a major water rate hike, thanks to a long-range financial plan presented to City Council. According to the Ottawa Sun, Ottawa water rates are projected to increase by 6% this spring, adding roughly $34 to the average water and sewer bill.
And that's just the tip of the iceberg.
The proposal also includes a 7% hike in each of 2013 and 2014, a 6% increase for 2015 and 2016, and a 5% increase for each of the years up to 2021. Compounded, Ottawa citizens are looking at a 74% increase to their water bill, which averages out to nearly $1,000 in additional charges over the next 10 years.
How the Hike Will Affect Your Ottawa Lawn Care
There's no denying the costly effect this hike will have on Ottawa homeowners, especially those who rely upon a traditional lawn sprinkler system. These inefficient systems are based solely on a timed controller for irrigation schedule. As such, customers are often caught overwatering, wasting unnecessary amounts of water and money.
Luckily, there are ways to help improve the water efficiency of your system using a smart controller. A smart controller will enable you to decrease water consumption and improve accuracy of water placement, all while decreasing runoff and evaporation. Don't let a proposed water hike drain you of your hard-earned cash. Invest in a consumption-friendly controller to help reduce your watering expenses.