TAG: water efficiency

Toro kicks off new initiative to promote water efficiency

July 17, 2018By

The Toro Co. is launching its Land. Water. Thrive. initiative, a new campaign designed to help improve water use efficiency, enhance outdoor environments and green spaces and educate on sustainable agricultural practices. Over a two-year period, The Toro Foundation will contribute up to $1 million in grants to nonprofits in the global communities with the Greenspace Enhancement Grant program. The... read more

Toro receives EPA’s WaterSense award

April 26, 2018By

The Toro Co. was awarded WaterSense certification by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its range of 570Z Series sprayheads with built-in pressure regulation. “As responsible stewards of water, we are excited for our 570Z Series products to have been proven to help our customers save water,” said Orion Goe, Toro’s marketing manager for residential and commercial irrigation. “This WaterSense... read more

A group effort: How organizations are teaming up to promote efficient water management

August 4, 2017By
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Partnerships among agencies that focus on efficient water management are more important than ever. Water shortages continue to impact states throughout the country, a fact that Mary Ann Dickinson, president and CEO of the Alliance for Water Efficiency, says should concern everyone. Even states that are typically considered to be water rich are experiencing scarcity issues due to the stress... read more

How pumps can improve water efficiency

October 17, 2016By
tides change Public awareness about water scarcity drives irrigation pump trends.

Pump station trends reflect a need to manage water efficiently and monitor results. Pump stations—often referred to as the hardest-working components of an irrigation system—are designed to pressurize water from supply sources such as ponds, wells, lakes, ravines and storage tanks and direct it to irrigation systems on residential, commercial and agricultural properties. Often working hand-in-hand with irrigation controllers, pump... read more

A closer look at the EPA’s WaterSense program

September 26, 2016By
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The EPA’s WaterSense program has placed the topic of water conservation on the forefront for 10 years and counting. In its 10 years, WaterSense, a partnership program sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has helped save 1.5 trillion gallons of water and $32.6 billion in water and energy bills for consumers across the country. The program has established... read more

Signature Control Systems releases micro irrigation product line

September 8, 2015By

Signature Control Systems (SCS), an irrigation manufacturer headquartered in Irvine, Calif., released a new line of micro irrigation products. The line will offer more efficient water use when irrigating shrubs, lawns, container plants and flower beds, the company said. “Unlike conventional sprayhead nozzles, which often disperse water at much higher rates than necessary and become inefficient with wind, our new... read more