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TAG: water efficiency

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

Sustainability standards faceoff

March 12, 2015By

We compare and contrast how the LEED and Green Globes rating systems for green buildings allocate points for irrigation and water efficiency. With the General Services Administration recognizing both the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) and Green Globes programs as credible standards for green buildings, we examine the similarities and differences between the rating systems in terms of... read more

Aussies certify Rainbird 5000 PRS Rotor for water efficiency

June 24, 2008By

Australia’s Smart Approved WaterMark program recently certified the Rain Bird 5000 PRS Rotor, the industry’s only irrigation system rotor to receive this certification. An independent third-party testing facility evaluated the 5000 PRS Rotor’s performance and water-saving features, comparing it to two other competing rotors. The pressure-regulated 5000 PRS Rotor was shown to deliver 15% to 45% water savings compared to non-pressure-regulated rotors... read more