Association Issues Irrigation Efficiency Brochure

A brochure of water-efficiency tips for homeowners is available for download in recognition of Smart Irrigation Month, the Irrigation Association announced on July 18.

According to the group, the brochure was created by EPA and the Irrigation Association to raise consumer awareness of efficient irrigation practices. The brochure is available online as a resource for homeowners as well as contractors, water utilities and others in the irrigation industry who work with property owners.

Users can download the file, add their company information, print and distribute it to customers. The brochure is being released in conjunction with Smart Irrigation Month, but it can be used all year to promote efficient irrigation practices.

"Because irrigation is a major user of water, the industry has an important role in making the most of our water resources," said Irrigation Association Executive Director Tom Kimmell. "Educating customers is a key element in irrigation efficiency. This brochure provides practical tips for creating healthy landscapes with less water while reminding users of the need to preserve water for future generations."

The Irrigation Association declared July, a peak month for irrigation usage, Smart Irrigation Month to raise awareness of advances in irrigation efficiency.

The brochure can be downloaded at http://www.irrigation.org/SIM/pdf/Irrigation_Tips_LaserQuality.pdf.

This article originally appeared in the 07/01/2006 issue of Environmental Protection.

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