12.24.14Alan Harris

We Wish You Merry Water Savings

Happy Holidays 2014Twas the night before Christmas wishing you all 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;
when out on the lawn there arose such a clatter, I sprang from my laptop to see what was the matter.

Away to the window I flew like a flash, tore open the shutters and threw back the slash.

The moon, on the breast of new-fallen snow, gave a luster of midday to objects below, when, what to my wondering eyes should appear, but a miniature rain sensor and eight tiny high efficient nozzles very near.

With a little old driver so lively and quick, I knew in a moment it must be St. Hydro Nick.

More rapid than eagles his coursers they came, and he whistled and shouted and called them by name: “Now, Weathermatic, now WeatherTrak, now Hunter, now Ewing! On Precision Spray, on Flow Sensor, on Cycle and Soak!

To the top of the porch, to the top of the wall, now, dash away, dash away dash away all!”

Merry water savings to all and to all a good night!

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Alan Harris

Alan Harris is a water management pioneer. With roots in landscape architecture, Alan has worked with irrigation throughout his career experimenting with hydrozones and a variety of high efficiency irrigation systems. Now, over thirty years in the landscape industry, Alan continues to stay apprised of the latest technology even in a sales leadership capacity as our Director of Sales Operations for our landscape maintenance division. In addition to his contributions to this blog, Alan keeps his hand in water management as a regular contributor to Lawn & Landscape Magazine and speaker at WaterSmart Innovations Conference.


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  1. Saturday, 8:33 Karen Kennedy

    Alan, your wit and humor keep me coming back for more information! Thank you for several years worth of contributions. You rock water management!

  2. Monday, 5:12 Alan Harris

    Karen – thank you for your kind words. This was a fun one to write and rather unplanned. I sat down with the intent to write a letter to Santa and the first words were “Tis the season” at which point the words stopped. Shortly thereafter I realized I was writing on Christmas Eve and then the words began to flow. Thanks for being a loyal reader!

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