This Smart Sprinkler System Checks the Weather Forecast to Avoid Wasting Water

"Keeping your sprinkler on a timer can be a convenient way to keep your lawn watered, but it can also be horribly wasteful. If you're not around to switch the timer off during, say, a rain storm, you could end up running your sprinkler for no reason at all."
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The sensors use technology similar to that used by farmers.

"Keeping your sprinkler on a timer can be a convenient way to keep your lawn watered, but it can also be horribly wasteful. If you're not around to switch the timer off during, say, a rain storm, you could end up running your sprinkler for no reason at all."

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