This Minnesota hardware startup is changing the way we water the world


irrigreenThe numbers are stark, to say the least. According to the EPA, landscape irrigation accounts for almost one-third of all residential water use, totaling nearly 9 billion gallons per day.

What’s most alarming is that an estimated 50 percent of that water is wasted, and when you look at a standard sprinkler system it’s not hard to see why. The prominent existing method for watering lawns involves several sprinklers spraying in rigid circles, and as a result there’s a lot of overlap, runoff and yet uncovered spots.

It’s a big problem seeking a solution, and Gary Klinefelter believes he has designed one.