Smart Irrigation Month to be observed in Colorado

April 16, 2013 -  By

The Irrigation Association and CPS Distributors Inc. have announced that Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has proclaimed July 2013 as Smart Irrigation Month.

This is the second consecutive year that Colorado has recognized Smart Irrigation Month, an Irrigation Association initiative that began in 2005. Lately, the state has been hit with some of the worst drought conditions on record, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Climatic Data Center.

“Colorado recognizing the month of July as Smart Irrigation Month for the second year in a row reinforces the continued importance of efficient irrigation for our industry,” said Lowell Kaufhold, president of CPS Distributors and the Smart Irrigation Month committee member behind the 2013 effort.

The initiative focuses on July, a time of peak water demand in North America, and is dedicated to increasing public awareness of the value of water-use efficiency, water-saving products, practices and services. It is designed to

  • educate homeowners, businesses, growers and other users about simple ways to save money and water;
  • encourage industry firms and professionals to promote smart irrigation practices and technologies to customers;
  • help water providers minimize peak water use and reduce demands on infrastructure in their communities; and
  • reinforce the role efficient irrigation plays in providing real solutions to today’s water challenges.

“We are pleased that the state of Colorado has again proclaimed Smart Irrigation Month,” noted Chad Forcey, state affairs director for the Irrigation Association. “We thank Governor Hickenlooper for keeping efficient irrigation front and center in the minds of homeowners, lawmakers and all citizens of the Centennial State.”

Organizations and businesses—including landscape firms–are encouraged to participate in Smart Irrigation Month and compete in the Smart Marketing Contest, which honors the companies that best incorporate Smart Irrigation Month messaging, branding and quality.

LM Staff

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