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100 Days Winners of the Week

Winners and Tips 86-92

Congratulations to this week’s winners!

  • Roger Blier of Redmond, WA
  • Michael Sherman of Diamond Bar, CA
  • Shelby Smith of Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Brett Rye of Tonto Basin, AZ
  • Bill Zingg of Bakersfield, CA
  • Dan Latka of Atlanta, GA
  • Chuck Sleeper of East Lansing, MI

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 every week for the last 2 weeks of our campaign for new water-saving tips you can apply to your property.

Tips 86-92

  • Greywater can be used at the time of collection, or stored and used at a later date when water is sparse.
  • Greywater systems are more affordable during new construction.  If you are building now or planning to build soon take a look at how you can incorporate greywater into your irrigation plan.
  • Establish a water budget, or hire someone to do this for you.  This creates a standard for water use to measure against.  It also helps you plan your irrigation schedule.
  • Consider prevailing winds when designing your system.  Irrigation spacing needs to be more conservative when facing prevailing winds.
  • Check with your local water agency to see if you can irrigate with an alternate source of water.  Reclaimed water is becoming more and more available.
  • Take time to educate yourself about smart water practices.  Classes are offered at community colleges and local water agencies.  The world of water is fascinating and these classes are eye opening.
  • Best irrigation management practices can be found at your local water agency or cooperative extension office.  These are designed with your local environment in mind.

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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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