In the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. John Linder (R-Ga.), Jim Costa, (D-Calif.) and Bart Stupak, (D-Mich.) introduced a resolution celebrating July 2009 as Smart Irrigation Month. The resolution supports the irrigation industry’s efforts to educate the public about the importance of using water wisely, responsibly and efficiently. Smart Irrigation Month is an industry campaign to increase public awareness of the value of water-use efficiency.
“We would like thank Representatives Linder, Costa and Stupak for their leadership and continued support of smart irrigation practices and technologies,” said IA Executive Director Deborah Hamlin. “Smart Irrigation Month is a valuable opportunity for businesses to promote water-saving products and services during what is traditionally the busiest time of the year for water use.”
In 2006, the Irrigation Association named July Smart Irrigation Month to raise awareness of the benefits of smart irrigation practices. Since then, IA members in every segment of the industry have used Smart Irrigation Month as an opportunity to promote efficient irrigation practices, technologies and methods.
By displaying the Smart Irrigation Month logo, IA members are part of an industry-wide effort to promote efficient irrigation. In addition to using the logo, IA members promote efficient water use by highlighting the latest innovations in irrigation technology. IA certified professionals help homeowners and other water users save water and money by installing systems that best meet clients’ needs.
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