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100 Days Winners of the Week

Winners and Tips 93-99

Congratulations to this week’s winners!

  • Dina Brown of Leesburg, FL
  • Janice Moss of Atlanta, GA
  • Tim Owens of Mission Viejo, CA
  • Michael Jones of Morganton, NC
  • Ann Parnes of New Orleans, LA
  • Tom Germroth of Phoenix, Arizona
  • Travis Bridges of San Marcos, CA

You have each won a Hunter® Wireless Rain-Clik™ rain sensor as part of our 100 Ways, 100 Days campaign. You are among the 100 winners who won’t be running your sprinklers in the rain this coming wet season and reaping the benefits.  Everyone else – get on board and let the water savings pour in! Saving water doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated. Check back next week for the very last 100-day campaign water-saving tip  you can apply to your property.

Tips 93-99

  • When hiring someone to manage your landscape inquire about their knowledge of water management and experience creating system efficiencies.
  • Install wind sensors. Significant wind causes most of the water to be literally blown away. Wind sensors interrupt watering so your water supply won’t go to waste!
  • Use sprinklers with check valves.  This will keep the water in the lateral lines from leaking out after watering.  Over a year the water savings from this practice will be significant.
  • Visit the Irrigation Association website for information related to the most widely known irrigation best management practices.
  • Consider using non-potable water in waterfalls, fountains, and ponds.
  • In many areas legislation is mandating water conservation.  Check with your local water agencies to learn what the legislation means.  Write your lawmaker and see where they stand on water.  Water is going to be one of the key legislative points in the next few years.
  • Remember water rates are going to increase on average 10% a year across the United States.  The changes you make today will create significant savings over the next five years.

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Richard Restuccia

Richard Restuccia is a water management evangelist. He believes passionately in water efficiency and sees the financial and social benefits far too often to keep a secret. Richard is a spokesperson at industry events and on the Hill to provide direction and insight on landscape water management best practices. Richard puts his words into action through service on various boards and committees. Currently he serves on the Irrigation Association’s Board of Directors. As a board member, Richard serves in a variety of capacities, including government/public affairs. He is the liaison between the board and its marketing committee on the best ways to promote water efficiency and educate industry professionals on new technologies, products and services. Richard is also a regular contributor to Lawn & Landscape Magazine.

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