I watered my meadow for a total of five hours last year, mainly because I would have too much to drink and just up and did it. John installed seasonal grasses and I have color for twelve months a year. It is a thing of beauty and is on most of the limo wine tours. I wish I knew how to send you a pic of it. I am quite the dumbass when it comes to anything regarding this machine.
Our town has a 'Cash for Grass' program. I never cashed the check.
Here is the article on water use from mywesttexas.com: