It’s happening all over
the country. Watering
restrictions are showing
up everywhere—not only
in arid climates but also in
places where, only a short
time ago, water was considered
a low-cost, free-flowing
BESIDES INDEPENDENCE DAY,
there’s another reason for contractors
to celebrate July: Smart Irrigation
Month. As July is one of the
peak months for landscape water
usage, it’s a good time to look closely
at smart irrigation practices,
water-saving irrigation products
and water efficiency in general.
Drip Irrigation - Low Flow
How many of you out there have held onto a
truck until it was well passed its prime? The body
was probably peppered with dings and dents, and
the odometer had so many zeros on it that you got
dizzy every time you glanced down to check the
mileage. But you held onto it because you were
familiar with every creak and squeak the engine
made. Even though you knew it was the smart
thing to do, you had trouble moving on.
Seventy years ago, there were approximately 150 million people living in this
country. Today, that number has more than doubled. The population explosion
has taken its toll on our nation’s water supply. As a result of increased demand,
many of our aquifers are at low levels, and wetlands throughout the country
have gone dry. A dilapidated water infrastructure has exacerbated the problem.
Brothers Don and Dave Hendrickson were exposed to the irrigation business at a very early age. Growing up in Corona, California, their means to extra income was tending to the orange groves owned by their father, Bill, and keeping those groves properly watered.
It's been two years since a tornado swept through Greensburg, Kansas, and ravaged rows of houses lining the streets. The townsfolk were used to living simple lives, where nothing out of the ordinary ever happened, but this was like something out of a big budget Hollywood movie
THERE’S NEVER BEEN A BETTER time to develop your water conservation IQ. The word is out: water is recognized as a limited resource everywhere—even in areas not yet hit hard by shortages.
Some people are born into the irrigation industry. For others, the industry finds them. In the case of Travis and Shelly Komara, it all started - strangely enough—with a ’50s themed Internet cafe.