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Oct. 15 2014
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 ...
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Oct. 14 2013
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 ...
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Dec. 13 2012
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 ...
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June 16 2011
Say the word `recycling` and what usually comes to mind is taking aluminum cans ...
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May 18 2011
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
May 18 2011
If you’re looking to hire an irrigation service technician, what qualifications would you list in the job description? ...
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Jan. 19 2011
Water harvesting isn’t a new idea. For centuries, it has been relied upon to supply water for households and other uses ...
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Dec. 18 2010
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 ...
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Nov. 23 2010
The more important question to ask is Why would you care about a new irrigation system if the one you´ve been installing since you first started your business works just fine? ...
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Sept. 23 2010
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 ...
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June 15 2010
PICTURE YOURSELF IN A UTOPIAN WORLD. Lush, cool, sparkling water everywhere. Always clear, always clean, always cared for. But most of all—always available and forever flowing. Now, back to reality
Feb. 18 2010
With water an increasingly scarce and valuable resource, it’s more important than ever for landscape irrigation designs to include efficiencies in every component of the system—including the ...
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Feb. 18 2010
Water budgeting is a valuable tool to further water conservation efforts. It has been gaining in popularity for the last 15 years or so. The purpose of this article is to better define what the ...
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Jan. 18 2010
My colleagues always joke, "If you ask Joe what time it is, he'll tell you how to build a watch!" This quip by my buddies in the office is partly true. I’ve been working in my present job for many ...
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Dec. 23 2009
About two years ago at a trade conference, I was talking with a landscape contractor who, up until that point in time, only specialized in design/build in the residential market. Either he knew ...
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Nov. 16 2009
Today’s irrigation technology is rapidly evolving to deliver water more evenly, more efficiently and more affordably. These improvements couldn’t come at a better time ...
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Nov. 16 2009
WATER CONSERVATION INITIATIVES HAVE SKYROCKETED over the past few years forcing many cities into mandatory water restrictions. Some mandate an overall usage reduction while others restrict days and time ...
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Aug. 14 2009
AS A HORTICULTURALIST AND AN IRRIGATION CONTRACTOR, I WITNESS FIRSTHAND THE STAGGERING AMOUNT OF WATER wasted every day in an effort to maintain a beautiful landscape ...
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June 15 2009
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 ...
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March 17 2009
SUPPLY AND DEMAND IS A concept familiar to any good businessman. The more people want something, the more they’ll pay to get it. It’s as simple as that. Nothing illustrates this more clearly ...
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