Dear University Hills Residents,

ICHA and the HRB are committed to promoting effective water conservation strategies to address ongoing drought conditions.  To kick off our campaign, we are pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for University Hills residents to save water by improving the efficiency of their home irrigation systems.

Because landscape irrigation accounts for 1/2 to 2/3 of most residential water budgets, efficient watering offers a great opportunity to reduce fresh water use in the ongoing drought.

We have partnered with an Irvine-based start-up company called Blossom, which has developed a web-enabled Smart Watering Controller that will automatically adjust sprinkler schedules based on weather forecasts, landscaping type, and other inputs.  

Blossom is interested in running a pilot study of water use reduction among households that install their new system.  Consequently, for a limited time, they are offering a 50% discount to University Hills residents who purchase a Blossom Smart Watering Controller and agree to allow ICHA to share their monthly water usage data over a specified period.

To participate in this pilot program, and receive a Blossom controller at half-price (normally $200, discounted to $100), please visit:

Additional information about Blossom can be found using the following links:

Blossom website:


Thank you for helping University Hills maintain its status as a leader in community-wide water conservation.

Best Regards,


—————————– UPDATE —- (6/17/2015) ————————-

Blossom personnel will be on-site in University Hills on Saturday, June 27, from 10am to 3pm, to assist with installation and setup for those who would like some help.  If you'd like to sign up for a free house call to help install your controller, then:

(1) order a controller, and

(2) sign up for a time slot here:

—————————– UPDATE —- (6/18/2015) ————————-

More dates and times have been added for installation assistance at the above link (most Tuesday evenings through July, and a few in August).  We encourage you to select the earliest available slots, if possible, but please don't sign up for slots without at least 48-hours notice.  Thanks!