Rachio launches Iro smart sprinkler system

Rachio Iro

The EPA estimates that nearly 3.9 billion gallons of water are wasted per day by inefficient landscape irrigation systems. Looking to curb that trend, Denver-based startup Rachio has launched the Iro Smart Sprinkler Controller for maintaining your lawn with less water consumption. The Wi-Fi connected irrigation system automatically adjusts to weather conditions and seasonality to use as little water as possible… 

Iro is able to learn and adjust to its surrounding environment, with a customizable watering schedule based on both location and regional characteristics and restrictions. The sprinkler system has an adjustable watering pattern for use with various soil types, and it can also adapt to unpredictable weather. The EPA is pleased that the device will help cut down on the growing issue of water waste

“Iro is the ultimate marriage of conservationism and convenience,” said Chris Klein, CEO and co-founder of Rachio. “Our smart sprinkler controller takes the hard work out of maintaining your yard so you can get back to enjoying it with the peace of mind you’re limiting water waste.”

Iro has easy installation that involves unplugging the old controller, detaching the low voltage zone wires and mounting the smart controller to the wall in its place. The system can then be synced with its Android or iOS app, which are free downloads from Google Play and Apple’s App Store. Iro is available on its website and at Home Depot stores across the United States for $249.

It looks like home automation also occurs in the backyard.