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Case Study - Descanso Gardens

Descanso Gardens is a 150-acre public garden with 275,000 visitors per year. In [2009], Descanso’s board decided to become a role model for water-conservation and fire-protection. This is an "opportunity to come to grips with the major issues of the day,” and to demonstrate "a change in human behavior away from mindless consumption at all costs” said David Brown, the garden’s executive director.

Descanso created a plan to fundamentally reduce its consumption of water. One of the first steps implemented was installing Cyber-Rain’s XCI controllers in its rose garden. Descanso chose 6 XCI long range controllers to manage the 133 valves in the garden, which are all managed by a computer within horticulture operations. "Cyber-Rain allows us to really fine-tune our watering for our plants, soil, emitters, temperature and humidity," said Brian Sullivan, Descanso’s director of horticulture and garden operations. "We are also providing a showcase to our visitors that they can use water wisely and still have a beautiful garden."

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"We installed 8 Cyber-Rain controllers to irrigate the common areas at our HOA and saw the water savings immediately. It is important to me to be able to manage all of my controllers from one computer and Cyber-Rain is clearly the best choice. Based on performance so far, I expect it will pay for itself in [18] months. "

"We installed Cyber-Rain in our school district because it can be controlled both locally and centrally. And we’ve saved labor by not having our staff constantly reprogramming the controllers as the weather changes."

"We tested Cyber-Rain by installing for one section of our common areas and are now in the midst of expanding. It saves time for our landscape crew and we can see the difference in our water bills. We are so pleased that we are working with our water district to host a water conservation seminar for our residents to tell them about Cyber-Rain and other ways they can save water."

Case Study - Patton Residence

Rob Patton, a Los Angeles homeowner, needed a way to reduce the amount of time and money he spent irrigating his landscape. With nine planting zones surrounding his home and a landscaper maintaining his garden each week, he still found himself spending too much time struggling with complicated buttons and the dial timing system in his garage.

In March 2007, Mr. Patton replaced his timer system with Cyber-Rain, a residential irrigation system that gives homeowners an easy way to save 30-70 percent on their landscape watering bills. "The system was surprisingly easy to set up," he recalls. "It was easy to get up and running, and it didn't upset my computer's configuration when I installed it."

Now, Mr. Patton says even though his system is in constant use, he doesn't have to worry about irrigating his landscape because it is working properly. "I sign up to my computer almost every day to do other work, so I know it gets weather data so I don't ever have to adjust it. I've been saving about 30 percent off my water bill since I started using the Cyber-Rain." And he saw a reduction in his water bill immediately. "My bill went from $300 to $200 a month."

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"Works great! The lawn looks terrific, no wasted water on rainy days, setup was a breeze, and I can see the savings of water." Jim, Trumbull CT

"My water bill went down by 60% after I installed Cyber-Rain. It was very easy to program and the software is easy to use. " Andy, Pasadena CA

"Cyber-Rain makes it easy to help our planet by conserving water. I no longer have run-off and I don't have to remember to turn off the controller when it is raining." Louise, Red Bank NJ "
Not only did my water bills go down, but I also got a rebate from my water municipality for purchasing Cyber-Rain. It paid for itself in less than a year." Ginger, La Canada CA

"It is so easy to use, it's a whole different way of thinking about a sprinkler system." Sini, Seattle WA

Case Study - Kumra Residence

Brad Littlefield was hired to upgrade the irrigation system at a 6.5 acre estate. His first priority was updating the old timers. The Santa Clara Valley Water District offered attractive rebates, so he researched the approved smart controllers.

Cyber-Rain was the clear choice. He wanted to centrally manage all of his controllers from one PC. "But the key for me was that Cyber-Rain does not charge monthly or annual fees for weather data,” said Brad. "These fees become very expensive, particularly when installing multiple controllers. Cyber-Rain had all the bells and whistles and the price was right.”

Brad installed seven XCI long range controllers to manage the estate’s 73 zones. "Cyber-Rain’s technical support was very helpful in spec’ing the installation so that the PC could communicate with all controllers across the large property and very responsive throughout the entire installation process."

"My experience has been great,” he said. "Cyber-Rain has a great product and team.”

"The owner is very happy with the Cyber-Rain solution. It will not only save money in water bills, paying for itself, but also add to the overall property value."

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"Works great! The lawn looks terrific, no wasted water on rainy days, setup was a breeze, and I can see the savings of water." Jim, Trumbull CT

"My water bill went down by 60% after I installed Cyber-Rain. It was very easy to program and the software is easy to use. " Andy, Pasadena CA

"Cyber-Rain makes it easy to help our planet by conserving water. I no longer have run-off and I don't have to remember to turn off the controller when it is raining." Louise, Red Bank NJ "
Not only did my water bills go down, but I also got a rebate from my water municipality for purchasing Cyber-Rain. It paid for itself in less than a year." Ginger, La Canada CA

"It is so easy to use, it's a whole different way of thinking about a sprinkler system." Sini, Seattle WA