New sprinklers will soon be more expensive in California. Here’s why:
Sprinklers are about to get a little more expensive in California. The good news is, your water bill is about to get less expensive.
On Wednesday, August 14th, California officially adopted new regulations which are estimated to save more than 400 million gallons of water per day within 10 years, enough to supply San Diego, the second largest city in the state, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council. Beginning in 2020, spray sprinklers will be required to be sold with a component that restricts the water flow to as close as possible to 30 pounds per square inch (PSI), the manufacturer-recommended level.
The pressure regulating component will add about $3 to the sprinkler’s price tag, “but the cost is offset by water savings within the first year, making the technology highly cost-effective over the life of the product,” according to the NRDC. California joins Colorado, Hawaii, Vermont and Washington in adopting the new sprinkler regulations.