Simple Conservation to Take Hold in Shopping Centers

A few months ago, I wrote an article about an exciting system that consumers can use to significantly save on water consumption


Now a major shopping center developer, Regency Centers has announced they will begin installing this “smart” irrigation system at selected locations.
The initial pilot for the installation of these irrigation controllers will cover 36 sites in Arizona, California, Colorado, Oregon and Washington.

Regency expects to save approximately 42 million gallons a year. These systems are designed to reduce runoff and cut consumption by using real-time weather information to remotely adjust watering cycles, frequency and amounts.


A number of city governments have already invested in this water conservation system, and have already realized solid financial benefits. With the proliferation of shopping centers and strip malls, this kind of investment seems a logical and sound fiscal practice other developers might emulate.