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Water Auditing Made Easy

Drought is still a problem in a large portion of our country, and experts say it’s going to keep on being one for some time to come, especially in the West. A water audit is meant to show your clients how much water they’re using. Equally as important, by retrofitting their irrigation system, they can not only save water, but save money on their water bills. More customers than ever are requesting water audits and many more irrigation and landscape contractors are offering this service.   More

A case study... Hydrometers

LIKE MOST COLLEGES around the country, the 1,700-acre University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City is constantly building new labs and classrooms, new sports facilities, etc. With ongoing campus construction and irrigation components that date back 50 years, there’s no end to accidentally broken lines or leaky valves.   More
Monday, October 14, 2013 NANCY HARDWICK

Contractors Volunteer

Hurricane Sandy Cleanup

When Hurricane Sany tore through the East Coast during the last week of October, it left so much damage in its wake that the total tab, when it’s finally tallied, will be in the billions. The superstorm severely affected seven states, with New York and New Jersey the hardest hit.   More
Thursday, December 13, 2012

Recycling Water for Irrigation

Say the word `recycling` and what usually comes to mind is taking aluminum cans.    More
Thursday, June 16, 2011 ROBIN WESTMILLER

Power in Pump Stations

Just as the human heart pumps blood through the circulatory system to keep a body healthy, the irrigation pump sends life-sustaining water throughout the sprinkler system to keep the turf and plants healthy.   More
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 ROBIN WESTMILLER

The Perfect Irrigation Service Technician

If you’re looking to hire an irrigation service technician, what qualifications would you list in the job description?    More
Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Harvesting Rainwater

... a Win-Win Deal!

Water harvesting isn’t a new idea. For centuries, it has been relied upon to supply water for households and other uses.    More
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 MARY J. LOHNES

Winterizing Irrigation Systems

WHEN I LIVED IN upstate New York, I hated winter and everything that went along with it. Having to protect my body from the freezing cold with boots, gloves and heavy sweaters put a strain on my already tight budget.    More
Saturday, December 18, 2010 ROBIN WESTMILLER

2Wire or Not 2Wire? That is the question...

Here is the answer

The more important question to ask is Why would you care about a new irrigation system if the one youve been installing since you first started your business works just fine?   More
Tuesday, November 23, 2010 ROBIN WESTMILLER

Sensors Make Business Sense

How many times have you driven down the street or on the Interstate in the pouring rain and noticed that sprinklers are putting down even more water? While Mother Nature is doing her work by quenching the thirsty soil, the automatic sprinklers are running . . . and wasting water.   More
Thursday, September 23, 2010