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TAG: evapotranspiration

Water wisdom

November 13, 2020By
Crew member adjusting irrigation head (Photo: Earthworks)

Irrigation companies reveal to Associate Editor Sarah Webb how they’ve attained success with education, smart irrigation and more. read more

Know your sprinkler precipitation rate

June 26, 2019By

Even with the advent of smart controllers, you can’t ignore irrigation fundamentals like precipitation rate read more

How 5 firms cut down clients’ water use, bills

July 2, 2014By

The U.S. uses more gallons of water outdoors per day than there are people on the planet. The ratio: 9 billion gallons to 7 billion people. More startling than that is 50 percent of that outdoor water is wasted due to overwatering, according to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) WaterSense program. It’s landscape and irrigation professionals like Kurt Thompson who... read more

3 keys to a ‘smarter’ business model

December 3, 2013By

EPA WaterSense Partner of the Year shares tips on how to successfully sell efficient irrigation systems. In October, Taylor Irrigation Service became the first Texas-based irrigation designer/contractor to win the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) WaterSense Partner of the Year Award. The EPA recognized the company for changing its business model by designing and installing irrigation systems that consume as much as 50... read more

Research reveals evapotranspiration rates

April 2, 2013By

U.S. Geological Survey scientists have, for the first time, mapped long-term average annual evapotranspiration rates across the continental United States. Evapotranspiration, which is the amount of water lost to the atmosphere from the surface of the ground due in part to the “transpiration” of water by plants, plays a huge role in water availability. The amount of water available for... read more