The 2006 drought and the ones that have followed have really helped raise the public awareness with respect to water and how we use it in landscaping.
In 2012, Heads Up Sprinkler won the City of Plano’s Environmental Star of Excellence award for saving an estimated 1.2 million gallons of water that year by repairing broken or inefficient irrigation systems and teaching homeowners how to properly manage their sprinklers. We've been awarded the Toro Water Smart Award for saving water through technology. Our company continues to save hundreds of thousands of gallons of water each year by providing leak repairs, hydrozoning and station retrofits, improving head layouts, using performance-enhancing nozzles and utilizing drip irrigation “like there’s no tomorrow.”
Education is Key
The most important piece of the puzzle is educating the homeowner. Each Heads Up Sprinkler technician is trained to spend as much time with each client as necessary, explaining the issues, listening and answering questions. This method builds trust between our company and our client and helps each client make a connection between the sprinkler system controller, or “that thing in their garage,” and their water bill. Once clients see that wasted water equals wasted dollars, they begin to pay more attention.
Heads Up Sprinkler Co is a connection point between your automatic sprinkler system and your water bill. When we’re the connection, we are more than a sprinkler repair company. We are an information base to help customers.
Homeowners typically understand or have the “aha moment” when we’re able to help reduce their water bill go from, say, $300 to $125. Then, our clients want more knowledge. We take the time we need to teach each client what they’d like to know.
Water conservation is a long-standing issue in Texas, which is why, now more than ever, it’s important to spread sprinkler knowledge. Alongside our hands-on approach to repairing irrigation systems and educating clients, Heads Up Sprinkler continues to educate people about water conservation on a larger scale. As a member of the Water Efficiency Network of North Texas, we voluntarily teach multiple sprinkler classes to homeowners in Frisco, McKinney, Plano, Mesquite, Carrollton, Dallas. We also teach classes to HOAs, church groups, Boys & Girls Scout troops and to any who request a class. You’ll find us volunteering our knowledge at Live Green Expos, WaterWise Irrigation Workshops, Regional Homeowner Sprinkler Education symposiums and Plant & Sprinkler Awareness Events.
The future of Heads Up Sprinkler is going to include giving a lot more of our time back to the community, teaching more classes and helping the water users of the world use less. The focus of what we do has never changed. We work with homeowners, we fix what’s broken and we educate to enable our clients to fix what they can properly and call us when repairs are beyond their scope.