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Rain shut off device versus soil moisture sensor?

Our rain shut off device and soil moisture sensor study has closed. That said, there are several reasons you should consider checking your rain shut off device or replacing it with a soil moisture sensor. If your rain shut off device (installed in an open area on your roofline) is allowing your irrigation system to run during a rain event or after you have received 1/2 – 3/4 inch, it is probably not working. Life expectancy of this device is approximately 3 years. Soil moisture sensors are more accurate, installed slightly under the turf and have a much longer life. Are you a high water user? Do you use more than 15,000 gallons of water each month and live in Hillsborough County? If yes, contact our office to discuss whether an on-site irrigation evaluation will be beneficial. Conserving water in the landscape is the right thing to do. We may need to drink it!