Customers can participate to preserve resources with lawn watering program
SUEZ announced today that it is again offering a complimentary lawn watering education program called Evapotranspiration for customers in New York, Delaware and South Jersey.
Evapotranspiration (ET) is a measure of water loss from soil through evaporation and moisture loss from plant life through transpiration.
The daily ET calculation is conveniently available on the SUEZ website at www.mysuezwater.com/
nygreenlawns. By entering a zip code, customers can quickly view how many minutes to water lawns in order for turf and garden areas to stay green and healthy, while at the same time save money and conserve a precious natural resource. Customers are also invited to register for a daily opt-in message, to have daily lawn watering data delivered directly to their e-mail inboxes or phones.
In a cooperative venture with the Office of the State Climatologist at Rutgers University, the ET index is calculated utilizing air temperature, relative humidity, solar radiation, and wind speed from specific SUEZ regional weather stations in New York, Delaware and South Jersey.
“Rutgers is delighted that SUEZ, again, has selected our technical team to provide the company’s customers with the most accurate weather data for its 2018 lawn watering program,” said David Robinson, NJ state climatologist. “Our primary responsibility is to collect environmental climate data, observe climate variables from official government and private observation stations, and deliver the best information for efficient use of water for lawns within the specific SUEZ delivery areas.”
“SUEZ is pleased to offer this ET program as a courtesy to residents during the summer when outdoor watering can account for a 50 percent increase in water usage,” said Chris Graziano, vice president of SUEZ operations in New York. “Lawns are often over-watered, resulting in unnecessarily higher water bills for our customers and the wasting of precious, treated water.