It's time to start saving water in the garden
Quick water facts
Amount of water the average American uses every day
out of 50
States the U.S. Government estimates will face water shortages within 5 years
EPA estimate of the water wasted when using surface irrigation methods
Water savings provided by using Oyas instead of surface watering
We have a water problem
Hey folks, we’re using too much water.
The average American uses 100 gallons (over 375 litres) of water daily. That’s a staggering number that is simply not sustainable. We’re seeing alarmingly low levels of precipitation and record-setting droughts across the country. It’s getting ugly out there. In response, a growing number of states and municipal governments have passed legislation and policies for water efficiency and conservation. And we’re seeing an upswing in the number of campaigns—utility providers, NGOs, governments—to curb water use. Water is an issue that we’re just starting to see necessary attention on.
Among the biggest water uses in households is gardening and landscaping. Nationwide, landscape irrigation is estimated to account for almost one-third of all residential water use, totalling nearly 9 billion gallons per day (Environmental Protection Agency). The surface watering methods by which most gardeners water their plants is extremely inefficient. The EPA estimates that as much as 50% of the water used for garden irrigation is wasted due to evaporation, wind or runoff. That’s terribly wasteful.
But here’s the good news: we can save water while growing better gardens at the same time.
Oyas save water
Planting an Oya in your garden makes it easy to save water up to 70% over surface irrigation. Roots connect with the Oya underground and take the water they need and only what they need. They drink slowly and steadily at the root level meaning no more binge drinking and a drastic reduction in evaporation and runoff. And you don’t even need to think about it, your plants conserve water for you. All you need to do is fill your Oyas every 5-10 days.
You have healthier plants, use much less water and save a bunch of time in the process. Win-win-win!
Water saving math
Let’s do a bit of math here. The average gardener in the United States uses over 58,000 gallons of water a year on their landscaping. Using Oyas in your garden saves up to 70% on your water usage. So, let’s say you use Oyas on one quarter of your landscaping. Those Oyas would provide a water savings of over 10,000 gallons of water in a year. That’s enough water to do 270 loads of laundry!
Now, if Oyas are planted in the gardens of just 1% of the nation’s estimated 42 million gardening households we would save a staggering 4.2 billion gallons of water every year. Now we’re getting serious. That’s the equivalent of 168,000 Olympic-size swimming pools!
And if we can get just twenty-five percent of the gardening households in the US using Oyas we would save over 100 billion gallons yearly. Now that’s a lot of water.
Let’s start saving water. It starts in your garden.
Three ways Oyas save water
Plants take the water they need and only what they need.
Watering at the roots means evaporation is drastically reduced.
Water is contained so it all gets to its intended plants.