This Smart Device Helps Reduce Home Water Consumption

By: Katherine Pendrill - May 2, 2016
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'Zilker' is a smart gardening device that helps consumers reduce home water consumption. With a significant portion of each home's water use reserved for the outdoors, there is a growing need for devices that help reduce water waste. This tool eliminates water inefficiencies to ensure that consumers are not using any more water than they need to.

Zilker is a drop-in water value that adds a number of smart features to any hose or manual sprinkler. The device itself include a small hub that is designed to communicate with the accompanying values fitted onto each hose. Once installed, the flow is controlled automatically based on a schedule determined by the user and local weather conditions. Users can also use the iOS app to manually control the delivery from each valve.

The smart device is a simple way for users without connected sprinkler systems to reduce their home water consumption.