Rain Bird’s SMRT-Y Soil Moisture Sensor features a digital in-ground sensor and a special controller interface that virtually “tell” the irrigation system when the landscape needs water. These components provide contractors with an economical, easy-to-install irrigation system add-on that can deliver significant water savings of 40% or more, according to Rain Bird.
When soil-moisture levels are above a pre-determined threshold, the controller interface interrupts the system’s pre-programmed irrigation schedule. If the sensor recognizes dry soil conditions, the system’s next watering cycle will proceed as originally scheduled.
Capable of interfacing with any irrigation timer, contractors can install and activate the SMRT-Y in just a few easy steps, Rain Bird assures.