Netafim secures EPA WaterSense Label for smart irrigation controllers

August 22, 2016 -  By

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Netafim USA, a provider of drip irrigation solutions for the landscape industry, secured the WaterSense Label from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for three of its web-based irrigation controllers.

The NLC-100S Conventional, NLC-100D Decoder and NLC-100S Hybrid will all carry the WaterSense label, following third-party testing and verification according to the WaterSense program’s criteria for water efficiency and performance. Only those controllers that meet or exceed the standards, including a 20 percent or more reduction in water use, are awarded certification.

Netafim Landscape Controllers (NLC) determine the unique watering needs of a specific landscape by incorporating both historical and current weather data as well as real-time data from soil moisture sensors that monitor the amount of moisture available to plants in each zone.

Developed for use in a variety of configurations, including basic residential systems and large-scale commercial applications, the NLC-100S Conventional converts a conventional system to a water-efficient remote management system. The two-wire, decoder-based NLC-100D Decoder can control up to 100 stations with wire runs of up to 16,000 feet. The NLC-100S Hybrid model allows for retrofitting of an existing controller and the addition of multiple valves to an existing system without the need for additional labor or rewiring and retrenching.

“This is a great endorsement for water-efficiency and performance, and we are honored to have three of our controllers carry the WaterSense label,” said Mauricio Troche, director of landscape  at Netafim USA. “This label reaffirms Netafim’s core values and business goals that have focused on developing water-efficient irrigation products to help decrease water use and reduce strain on water resources and infrastructure for more than 50 years.”

The EPA’s WaterSense program seeks to help consumers make smart water choices that save money and maintain high environmental standards without compromising performance. Products and services that earn the WaterSense label have been certified to be at least 20 percent more efficient.

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