Posts Tagged ‘water savings’

  • 12.24.14

    We Wish You Merry Water Savings

    Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the landscape not a sprinkler head leaked, not even a valve. The smart controller was hung on the wall with care, in hopes the ET information would soon be there. The water bloggers were all nestled in their beds while visions of water savings danced in their heads. And the irrigation tech in her work boots and I in my irrigation app, had just winterized the system for a long winter nap;... MORE >

  • Water-saving tips for your Thanksgiving dinner


    Every Thanksgiving, we sit down to enjoy time with our family and share a wonderful bounty of food. All that entertaining and preparing not to mention the clean up, requires a tremendous amount of water. This year, let’s take a minute to think about how grateful we are for the water we have. Thanksgiving Dinner From Farm To Table It’s estimated that producing a typical Thanksgiving meal for six – from farm to table to clean-up – requires more than 30,000... MORE >

  • Water Savings from Smart Irrigation Controllers

    How One Award-Winning Community Saved $58,000 in Water Costs

    Three years ago, the homeowners association (HOA) of Canterberry Crossing, a Colorado master-planned community, had an urgent problem. Their irrigation infrastructure responsible for watering the landscape of Canterberry Crossing’s 15 sub-communities and 2,500 homes was on the decline. Meanwhile water costs were rising—fast. They needed help. The first thing the ValleyCrest experts did once they came on board was a thorough audit of the irrigation system. Valve by valve, an irrigation tech noted all leaks or malfunctions and adjusted each... MORE >

  • Lawn

    10 Ways To Make a Splash With Outdoor Water Savings

    Did you miss the WaterSense “Make a Splash With Outdoor Water Savings” webinar, which introduced you to outdoor water saving methods for hotels featuring Richard Restuccia and the award-winning Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach, CA? Thanks to the great followup email from the folks at EPA WaterSense here is a quick summary .  Reduce Outdoor Water Use to Maximize Water Savings Add mulch and topsoil, where appropriate Aerate high-traffic areas in lawns to reduce compaction  Allow turfgrass to... MORE >

  • Smartscape: A Training Program for Landscape Professionals

    What You Missed Last Week on #LandscapeChat

    Smart Water Management Practices ValleyCrest Landscape Companies (@ValleyCrest) & Corona Tools (@CoronaTools) host #landscapechat every Wednesday at 2 p.m. ET/ 11 a.m. PT on Twitter to discuss the latest tips, trends and innovation in the green industry. On Wednesday, June 20, 2012, ValleyCrest’s Richard Restuccia (@H2Otrends), Director of Water Management Solutions, chatted with special guest Smartscape Arizona (@SmartscapeUA) on #landscapechat about how to adopt the smartest water management practices. Haley Paul, Program Director at Smartscape, shared how the program teaches responsible desert... MORE >

  • WaterSense Fix a Leak Week March 12-18, 2012

    Fix A Leak Week

    Did you know that an American home can waste, on average, more than 10,000 gallons of water every year due to running toilets, dripping faucets, and other household leaks? That adds up to more than 1 trillion gallons a year, nationwide. Stopping obnoxious leaks is no small deal when it adds up to that kind of water savings! To remind Americans to check their plumbing fixtures and irrigation systems each year, WaterSense started Fix a Leak Week. This year it... MORE >

  • Accu-Sync from Hunter Industries

    Why a Fixed-Pressure Valve Regulator is a Great Option for an Efficient System

    Creating an efficient sprinkler system includes several key elements. One very important element is ensuring that water pressure is properly regulated throughout the irrigation system. If pressure is too high, over watering can occur and over saturate vegetation, which will increase unsightly and environmentally damaging runoff. High pressure can also take a toll on the components of a system and shorten the life of the products in use. If pressure is low, water distribution can be compromised and leave landscaped... MORE >

  • 07.12.11

    Water Savings Worth Singing About

    In a scene straight from a fairytale, Ventana Lakes, a 50 acre retirement community in Peoria, Arizona was struggling with high water bills – until ValleyCrest stepped in and turned their story around. Richard Restuccia, ValleyCrest’s Director of Water Management Solutions, arranged a partnership with Horizon Distributors, Toro and the ValleyCrest Phoenix branch to provide controllers, WeatherTRAK satellite signal and installation at no cost to the community. The upgrade to smart irrigation started paying dividends immediately and, seeing the success of... MORE >

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