Understanding new water enforcement policies could save you jail time

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) implemented a strong enforcement of water policies in early 2017. The long-time regulation states that any water coming from a designated irrigation meter or system cannot be used for any purpose that could come in contact with humans. This includes filling swimming pools, fountains, dog washes, car washes [...]

By | October 17th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Why an increase in water rates isn’t the end of the world

In Banyan Water’s recent article from Environmental Leader, we explored the stress our country’s aging infrastructure is putting on homes, businesses and the future of water rates. According to the 2017 Infrastructure Report Card, the U.S.’s approximately 1 million miles of pipe systems were built post-World War II, and their viability is running low. Dangerously [...]

By | September 28th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Complicated complexes: What it takes to manage large acreage

Maintenance and management of large facilities and properties like universities, hospitals, or corporate business campuses can be accurately described by the term “systems management.“ There are many systems in a facility that operate aspects of the local environment: the HVAC systems, the electrical and your water system. None are independent from the others in their operation, but each [...]

By | September 26th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Threatening Earth’s Livelihood: Takeaways from Harvey’s Impact

Hurricane Harvey unloaded an estimated 27 trillion gallons of rain over Texas and Louisiana, making it one of the most damaging and costly natural disasters in U.S. history. Comprehending this unprecedented amount of rainfall is difficult, so much that the National Weather Service added two new shades of purple to represent the amounts seen in [...]

By | September 14th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

How To Save Your School Thousands Through Conservation Technology

Believe it or not, it’s back-to-school season again, also known as one of the most expensive times of year for families. Whether a family is gearing up to send their child to a primary school that requires uniforms, buying their new college student dorm room decor, or simply stocking up on school supplies, back-to-school season [...]

By | August 9th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Diagnosing your dying plants: Symptoms you might be missing

People frequently see dying plants and look to solve the problem with more water. Unfortunately, that’s not always the right solution and sometimes can make the situation even worse. Here are four common underlying symptoms that indicate a much more pervasive problem than a lack of water. Yellowing turf does not indicate a lack of [...]

By | July 28th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Questions to ask your landscaper

Six questions to ask your landscaper If you’re a commercial property owner or manager, there are plenty of factors to consider when maintaining your landscape. For many, a well-maintained lawn is the ultimate balancing act. Water too much and your water bill becomes a fluid nightmare. Water too little and you risk destroying your landscape. [...]

By | July 21st, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Across the plains of Texas: Water rate analysis in the Lonestar State

To say Texas is large would be an understatement. It is, after all, nearly 800 miles wide and home to four USDA climate zones with vast differences in rainfall, temperature, humidity and elevation. The Gulf Coast experiences a coastal climate, whereas inland it’s more continental, drier and more elevated in the west and and wetter [...]

By | July 14th, 2017|Blog|1 Comment

Getting your feet wet: What you need to know about yearly rainfall

What is the rainiest city in the United States? If you thought Seattle, guess again! Mobile, Alabama, surprisingly tops the list with 59 rainy days and a whopping 67 inches of average annual rainfall. In comparison, Las Vegas is the driest with only six rainy days and five inches of rain per year on average. [...]

By | July 7th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Growing pains: Why your mowing habits matter

As the weekend rolls around, the hum of lawn mowers will fill the neighborhood, and property owners across the country will be participating in one of the most common landscaping practices, cutting grass shorter and shorter. Whether you’re using a small, push rotary cutter on a small landscape, or a large riding mower to manage [...]

By | June 23rd, 2017|Blog|0 Comments