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  • SMART Watering Systems made the 2014 B Corp Best for the Environment list! | Smart Watering Systems
    CLIENT LOGIN Water Use Audits Irrigation Design Irrigation Management Rainwater Harvesting I P A T News SMART Watering Systems made the 2014 B Corp Best for the Environment list SMART Watering Systems is honoured to have been named to this years to the B Corp best for the environment list http bestfortheworld bcorporation net 2014 best for the world environment honorees html Comments are closed Questions Contact us today 1

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  • SMART Watering Systems makes “Best for Workers” Bcorp list! | Smart Watering Systems
    US CLIENT LOGIN Water Use Audits Irrigation Design Irrigation Management Rainwater Harvesting I P A T News SMART Watering Systems makes Best for Workers Bcorp list SMART Watering Systems are thrilled to announce that our company has been named to the BCorporation Best for Workers List as a leader in redefining success in business See the list http bestfortheworld bcorporation net Comments are closed Questions Contact us today 1 888

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  • Landscape Architects | Smart Watering Systems
    well but the irrigation contractor or designer is not brought on to the project until the very end of construction or after it has been completed As a result irrigation is designed and installed as quickly as possible with a minimal budget typically to the detriment of water efficiency Designers are too often trying to create and zone irrigation systems to meet the budget rather than the landscape needs This inefficiency in current water irrigation planning leads to over watering contributing to plant turf diseases and death property damage and with the rising costs of potable water greatly inflated monthly operating costs What is the solution If we take a holistic approach to landscape and irrigation design and consider not just new installation but future maintenance we will use less water At Smart Watering Systems SWS we are working hard to get involved with landscape projects from their inception not to replace landscape architects or contractors but to establish collaborative partnerships that put more focus on water conservation Together we can design quality irrigation systems that better reflect different plant species water requirements We can manage and monitor irrigation systems remotely and make necessary schedule changes when they are appropriate We can also take a harder look at advance irrigation control products that use data gathered from weather station networks and make automatic adjustments based upon accurate weather data There are many new conservation based irrigation design practices garnering support and exciting water saving technologies available to reduce our water footprint in the landscape At SWS we make it our business to bring these principals and tools to the forefront for SMART irrigation solutions The misconception about irrigation systems is that you simply set it and forget it As most landscape architects are aware turf and plant species require more

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  • Municipalities | Smart Watering Systems
    waster especially when systems are observed watering in the rain Now is the time to act and advocate for the responsible use of water What is the solution As environmental responsibility becomes a higher priority across the country SMART Watering Systems SWS has become a leader in providing environmentally sound irrigation solutions In just under five years we have already saved clients millions of litres of water by updating irrigation systems to include new controllers master valves and flow sensors tracking weather systems to adjust flow accordingly and making recommendations for collecting and redistributing rainwater What we do Measure From experience SWS knows that there is little data available on the irrigation industry in your community How many irrigation systems are there What kind of shape are they in Are they efficient Have they been installed by professionals Do they meet backflow requirements These are all important questions that need to be answered We can help you collect and analyze that data so you can make an informed decision Manage With good data program development can begin In an effort to reduce peak day demand programs need to be implemented that include education training and industry partnerships in an effort to achieve water use reductions in your community We have worked with several Canadian municipalities to effectively reduce landscape irrigation water usage Monitor How do you ensure that your incentives continue to deliver water efficiencies and water savings Let us help you monitor your programs and irrigated properties to ensure your program dollars are an investment that continues to pay dividends In purely economic terms the case for municipal water conservation is strong The escalating cost of upgrading maintaining and operating municipal wastewater treatment infrastructure expanding it to support residential and industrial growth and providing new infrastructure where it does

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  • Property Managers | Smart Watering Systems
    However as environmental responsibility becomes a higher national priority many consumers are starting to realize that there are ways to lower their water expenses and improve their water efficiency with simple techniques and products At SMART Watering Systems SWS we work directly with our clients and their landscape architects and contractors to educate and recommend the best solutions for their specific site and requirements Ask yourself Do you Have a genuine interest in reducing the impact of your commercial or public site on the environment Want to save money on potable water costs by investing in a water harvesting system Want to cultivate a positive environmental public image for your organization Have your municipality asking you to reduce the amount of rainwater entering the sewers or stormwater system at your site Have a local ordinance that restricts the amount of potable water you can use for landscape irrigation What we do Measure SWS is the recognized industry expert in water use analysis and documentation We use irrigation audits to find out exactly how much water you are using and then analyze this data so that you can make an informed decision Let us show you where the savings are Manage We have successfully retrofitted hundreds of irrigated industrial retail commercial and residential style properties We guarantee results that will save you millions of litres of water Monitor How can you ensure that your technology investments continue to deliver water savings Let us help you monitor your irrigated properties to ensure your investment dollars continue to pay dividends Most don t even realize that there are problems with their current system until it s too late Unless a current system breaks down or something dies or drowns most property and operations managers don t even realize that there are problems until

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  • WHY BE SMART ABOUT WATER | Smart Watering Systems
    water saving opportunities With rising energy and water rates consumers are increasingly looking for ways to reduce their environmental impacts through water conservation Smart Watering Systems SWS performs irrigation audits that educate end users on the water savings that can be realized through proper monitoring measurement and management Through demonstration and documentation SWS has helped irrigation users reduce their potable water use by over 300 million litres over 4 years and is becoming an industry leader in rainwater harvesting and re use and remote irrigation management The success of SWS has resulted in consumer behaviour modifications as well as behaviour changes of existing landscape and irrigation contracting companies within the industry Fostering Change By highlighting their current water usage providing recommendations towards improving water efficiency and lowering consumers water expense property owners are getting SMART about their water use SWS clients are altering their water behaviours and attitudes to save money as well as improve their environmental impact With more decision makers now asking for conservation solutions SWS is helping to drive the demand and uptake of water efficient irrigation products into the Canadian market We stress that the cost of potable water is trending upwards and by linking water reduction to cost reduction people become more inclined to change their behaviour Innovation SWS has been an early adopter of Irrigation Management Systems and weather stations that reduce water waste and detect and eliminate water loss from leaks and other irrigation infrastructure We passionately pursue innovative technologies and are engaged in water conservation projects through lunch and learn seminars in water efficient technologies design approaches non potable water use and recycling We also participate in education seminars for clients and frequently deliver water efficiency and conservation presentations to university students environmental groups and sustainability committees The unpleasant fact is that

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  • Privacy Policy | Smart Watering Systems
    provided only to our Office personnel who require the information to respond to inquiries We do not use this information for any other purpose Smart Watering Systems uses cookies to improve the quality of your visit to our site by providing you with personalized information and features Cookies are a software technology that enables our systems to recognize your computer and collect non personal information about you This type of information may include type of browser used to access the Internet i e Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Apple Safari type of operating system i e Windows XP Macintosh Linux and the domain of your Internet service provider Cookies are anonymous Smart Watering Systems does not know the name email address phone number or home address of anyone who visits our site Smart Watering Systems does not sell or rent any information that we gather through the use of cookies All personal information created held or collected by Smart Watering Systems is protected under the federal Privacy Act Our servers automatically log information about visits to our Web site in the normal course of establishing and maintaining Web connections Server logs record statistical information such as visitors IP addresses type of operating systems time and duration of visit Web pages requested and identify categories of visitors by items such as domains and browser types These statistics are reported in aggregate form to our Web and communications staff and are used to improve our Web site and ensure that it provides the optimal Web experience for visitors We do not link server log information to any other data in a way that would enable us to identify individual visitors However we may review server logs for security purposes for example to detect intrusions into our system The possibility therefore exists that server

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  • Rainwater Harvesting | Smart Watering Systems
    DROP COUNTS Decreasing your water footprint Some people just can t stomach using drinking water on their landscapes That s OK there is a solution Collecting rainwater stormwater minimizes site run off and protects the surrounding ecosystems By reducing the amount of water run off from local landscapes the flow of fertilizers pet waste and petro chemicals into our rivers lakes and storm water infrastructures is also reduced Smart Watering Systems SWS has unparalleled experience in the design and implementation of rainwater stormwater and greywater systems for irrigation water supply Our services include Project management Water budgeting Installation commissioning inspections and reports What are the benefits Water experts everywhere are advocating the process of water harvesting capturing diverting and storing non potable or reclaimed water for landscape irrigation and a variety of other uses Small scale water harvesting systems like rain barrels have been around for years but because of technological advances and the growing need to conserve potable water irrigation designers and contractors are finding that water harvesting is an increasingly popular choice for larger applications like commercial sites schools apartment complexes and parks Why In addition to the obvious benefit of saving potable water for drinking and bathing harvesting rainwater and stormwater rainwater that accumulates on paved surfaces as runoff can reduce the possibility of damage from flooding and erosion at building sites offering dual benefits to property owners and developers Furthermore properties can use their water harvesting systems not only to save on water costs but as a public relations tool to create a positive environmentally responsible image that attracts tenants and patrons See our specialized service for ARCHITECTS MUNICIPALITIES PROPERTY MANAGERS What is water harvesting The collection and treatment of rainwater stormwater and greywater from commercial or residential facilities for subsequent reuse as toilet flushing water

    Original URL path: http://www.smartwateringsystems.ca/services/rain-water-harvesting/ (2014-10-09)
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