New Mapping App Helps Users Save Water

Unity from ETwater provides a top-down view of a landscape, estimates water usage and potential savings.

ETwater has launched a free mobile app called Unity. Available for both iOS and Android smartphones and tablets, Unity provides a top-down view of a yard or landscape, enabling users to map and plan in an easy to understand and visually compelling way. Additionally, property owners can gain insights into how much water they are using and can save, as well as sign up for and install products and services from ETwater.

The Unity app helps users understand the impact of outdoor water use by displaying it in measurements people can actually understand, such as glasses of water or Olympic-size swimming pools. Other practical sustainability features include:

  • Easily map your landscape by highlighting your plants on a satellite photo of your yard.
  • Add detail by setting plant type and sprinkler type, degree of shade and more.
  • See the difference in the amount of water that Trees, Shrubs, Flowers, and Turf actually need.
  • See how much water you can save per day, week, month or year.  
  • Explore making changes to your yard or landscape and instantly see the impact on expected water use.

Users who want to realize the water savings potential can sign up for the ETwater Smartest Sprinkler Service. Their preferences are automatically uploaded. Based on this landscape map, the service will continuously adjust the included Smart Sprinkler Controller to match plant needs and respond to the weather in their backyard.

The ETwater Smartest Sprinkler Service brings smart home technology to the outside of a home or business. With anywhere-connectivity over 3G and 4G LTE networks, and optimizations based on forecast and actual weather, customers can get enhanced control and water savings. Advanced monitoring features are also included, such as alerts for broken valves, and clogged or broken pipes. Furthermore, an irrigation and landscape expert is available 24/7 for your installation and irrigation questions.

The Unity app is the first mobile product released as part of the new ET Unity open technology platform for sustainability. Additional products and services will include consumer devices, accessories, and integration with other home automation products and systems.