Mike Mason, CEO Featured Speaker at Earth Day Texas

Water Issue in Texas could be addressed with Commercial Irrigation Improvements
CEO Mike Mason Speaks at Earth Day
CEO Mike Mason Speaks at Earth Day
GARLAND, Texas - May 7, 2014 - PRLog -- Mike Mason, CEO Weathermatic, addressed attendees at the nation's largest Earth Day event at Fair Park in Dallas, TX with a charge to consider the impact of commercial landscape irrigation overwatering on the Texas water crisis: “By retrofitting less than 10% of the commercial properties in Texas with water-saving control technology and new landscape irrigation practices, we can save enough water to restore the 19 reservoirs that are currently in crisis.”

In southern states, as much as 70% of the water use on commercial properties is used on the landscape, and according to the EPA, the average commercial property overwaters by 50%.  So, while a lot of effort has gone into low flow toilets and technologies to address interior water use, the majority of water use occurs on the landscape in Texas.  The use of need-based irrigation control systems help save landscape water by irrigating based on weather and plant need rather than schedule.  In some water districts, use of these systems also exempt homeowners from watering restrictions.

“If you have an irrigation system in Texas, the water must be managed,” said Mason.   “We want commercial property managers and homeowners to know that the technology exists to significantly reduce water use and provide an important contribution to the water crisis.”

Earth Day Texas (formerly, Earth Day Dallas) is an annual, outdoor festival seeking to elevate environmental awareness and influence the way Texans think, live and work. The family-friendly and free-admission event allows leaders in the corporate, academic and non-profit worlds to unite and show Texans how green lifestyle choices can lower their cost of living, improve their health, and help save the environment.

Weathermatic is a leading provider of water-conserving technology and services. Using proven irrigation science and market leading technology, our solutions help maximize landscape beauty while saving billions of gallons of water.   Weathermatic has been serving landscape professionals for more than sixty-five years and has a full line of products including software, controllers, sensors, valves, rotors, sprays and nozzles.  These products have been installed in more than 80 countries and on high profile properties like the U.S. Capitol Building, Buckingham Palace and the College Football Hall of Fame.  Weathermatic also provides water-saving Sustainability Services for commercial properties that can save 20-70% in landscape water through smart irrigation technology implementation, monitoring, inspections and reporting.

We’re driven by a simple purpose, to help our customers save water in the landscape where most water waste occurs. But for us, it doesn't stop at conservation.  We found that a year’s worth of over watering from an average commercial property could provide enough clean drinking water for 200 families in a developing country. So we made it our mission to find a way to donate the water we save together to global clean water projects. Through our Gallon for Gallon campaign, we donate one gallon of clean drinking water for every gallon of landscape water saved. These contributions will bring safe and clean water to thousands of the world’s thirsty in the coming year and for generations.

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Tags:Landscape Irrigation Savings, Water Savings, Texas Drought, Smart Irrigation Control
Industry:Business, Government, Property
Location:Garland - Texas - United States
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