Jan. 14 2019
Rain Bird, Azusa, California, announced that beginning in Q1 2019, users of Rain Bird controllers featuring the LNK WiFi Module are now able to control their irrigation systems with the Google Assista
Jan. 8 2019
The city of Santa Monica, California has moved one giant step closer toward water self-sufficiency, according to a story published on the Water Online website. Arcadis, a global design and c
Jan. 8 2019
When I was in high school, I read all the Sherlock Holmes stories I could get my hands on. It was fascinating how the great detective eliminated first one possibility, then the next, and the next, until
Jan. 8 2019
New Mexico State University’s Extension Turfgrass Specialist Bernd Leinauer and his team, in cooperation with the Colorado School of Mines, have received a grant of $750,000 from the National
Jan. 4 2019
Franklin Electric Co. Inc., Fort Wayne, Indiana, announced it has acquired Milan Supply Co. of Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, for $5.9 million. Milan is a professional groundwater distributor operating six l
Dec. 10 2018
Landscape Irrigation winner: FLOMEC SQ200 Insertion Ultrasonic Flowmeter, Great Plains IndustriesThe Irrigation Association, Fairfax, Virginia, announced the winners of the 2018 New Product Contest at
Dec. 4 2018
ShutterstockResidents of El Paso, Texas may soon be getting part of their drinking water from city sewers, according a story reported in Environmental Leader. If they do, they’ll be the first
Nov. 28 2018
The essence of an irrigation system is the sprinkler head or nozzle, and there are so many different kinds of them: gear-driven rotors, fixed sprays, rotary nozzles, pop-ups, variable arcs, precision nozzles
Nov. 27 2018
ShutterstockIt may be possible to capture drinking and irrigation water from the air using a simple device, even in the most arid desert regions, according to a story posted on the EurekAlert! science
Nov. 23 2018
Regency Wire, Sikeston, Missouri, has announced that Jimmy White will lead the company’s overall sales efforts beginning December 2018. He will be responsible for the continued growth of Regency
Nov. 19 2018
Two of the biggest names in irrigation, Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply, Phoenix, and Hunter Industries, San Marcos, California, are teaming up to make it easy for peopl
Nov. 16 2018
In Austin, Texas, the emergency water use restrictions that were put in place on Oct. 22 are now over, and customers can water outdoors again, including once-per-week watering, according to an a
Nov. 6 2018
Rachio, Denver, maker of smart sprinkler controllers, has announced the appointments of Sarah Heitzman as chief revenue officer and Julie Reeves as chief marketing officer. “We are thrilled t
Oct. 30 2018
Weathermatic, a Dallas-based landscape industry leader in smart irrigation technology, has announced the acquisition of certain assets and substantially all of the intellectual property from Signature
Oct. 27 2018
Marwan Madi, a junior at the University of Texas at Austin, is helping the campus reduce its water use by millions of gallons every year, according to an article on KXAN.com. Madi is working wit
Oct. 26 2018
Irrigation controllers, for example. The days of electromechanical time-based irrigation controllers like the Rain Bird RC-7 are certainly in the past. When these controllers first came out, they were
Oct. 23 2018
An extreme drought that depleted half of Utah's reservoirs has prompted Gov. Gary Herbert to declare a state of emergency, according to a weather.com article. The declaration means drought-affected c
Oct. 21 2018
The San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District in California has approved a plan to pay the East Valley Water District $173 per acre-foot of recycled wastewater used to recharge San Bernardino gro
Oct. 21 2018
The city of San Diego is offering money-saving ways for water customers to conserve water. According to an article on the Times of San Diego website, the Public Utilities Department provides rebates t
Oct. 8 2018
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) honored 20 water utilities, manufacturers, builders, and organizations for protecting the environment by creating and promoting WaterSense labeled