Hi All, First time poster here and I'm hoping I can get some advice from anyone who's had experience with SDIs. A little background. I currently have a sprinkler system (which was horribly installed by the previous homeowner or whoever he hired). It's very inefficient, over-sprays, uneven coverage, damaged sprinkler heads because some were installed 4 inches above ground, etc. Basically, whoever installed this had no idea what they were doing or just didn't care. I tried to manually water my lawn for the past few months but lost the battle to the heat wave a few weeks ago and now the entire lawn is basically dead. I talked to a local landscaper and they basically told me that it would be much cheaper/easier re-doing the entire system instead of trying to find the pipes and fixing/adding/relocating the existing popups. (BTW, please let me know if this is not true). Now since he's suggesting that I redo the entire thing and that my lawn is dead, I am wondering if it's a good idea to go SDI? The local landscaper is saying it's not feasible because of root damage will clog it up after a few years but I'm reading online that it CAN be done if designed properly and it does last over 10+ years (not sure how true this is). I have 2 lawns. The front one has about 900 sqft of grass. I haven't measured the back yard but I would guess it's close to 2000 sqft so I have around 2900 sqft of grass to cover. The shape is close to a rectangle with some areas that are slightly irregularly shaped. The soil is mostly clay all over. Since I'm using a very inefficient system, I do see $200/month water bills during the drier months. I'd like to decrease this and I know installing better designed sprinkler system will reduce this, and that a SDI will bring that number down even lower. My big question now is.... is it worth it? What are the cost of installing an SDI vs sprinkler system and how much water can I expect to save between the two assuming both are installed correctly? Also, do SDI systems last? I'd hate to install one only to have it break down and clog up after 2 to 3 years.