Water is getting more expensive as drought spreads due to climate change, and in the Western U.S., scarcity continues to drive water prices higher. Meet Shane Dyer, CEO of Irrigreen, a precision irrigation company that recently released its first product for the home. Think of the Irrigreen sprinkler system as inkjet printing applied to putting water exactly where needed to keep a yard green or a garden productive. A smartphone app helps you map your yard to tell the system where and how much water is needed. Irrigreen’s control system also accesses local weather information to adjust watering to optimize soil moisture.

Shane Dyer, CEO of Irrigreen, is our guest on Sustainability In Your Ear.

The website in2013dollars.com reports that the cost of water across the country has increased by 3,968% since 1952 and continues to rise by 5.36% a year. Whether you are concerned about the environment or your pocketbook, it’s a good time to think about cutting water use in the yard, showering, doing the dishes, or washing clothes. Irrigreen’s use of machine learning, what most people call Artificial Intelligence today, to precisely control water application provides practical data about measurable water and water-bill savings results. You can learn more about Irrigreen at https://irrigreen.com/

Editor’s Note: This podcast originally aired on November 3, 2023. 

By Mitch Ratcliffe

Mitch is the publisher at Earth911.com and Director of Digital Strategy and Innovation at Intentional Futures, an insight-to-impact consultancy in Seattle. A veteran tech journalist, Mitch is passionate about helping people understand sustainability and the impact of their decisions on the planet.