Governor proclaims Smart Irrigation Month 2019 Email
Written by ALCC   
Tuesday, July 09, 2019 02:00 AM

Smart Irrigation MonthColorado Governor Jared Polis has proclaimed July 2019 as Smart Irrigation Month. It is the eighth consecutive year that CPS Distributors has successfully requested the proclamation in Colorado. The aim of the initiative is to promote efficient water use and help customers save water, save money and see better results.

July is traditionally the month of peak demand for outdoor water use. The Smart Irrigation Month campaign highlights simple practices and innovative technologies to

  • make maintaining green spaces easy and convenient.
  • minimize overwatering while keeping lawns, gardens and landscapes beautiful and healthy.
  • save money on utility bills.
  • help protect community water supplies for today and the future.

Landscape companies can use Smart Irrigation Month in marketing efforts to promote services such as

  • helping customers plant and maintain low water landscapes that will thrive in their climate and site conditions.
  • installing new irrigation systems that use real-time weather data and soil moisture sensors to automatically adjust watering to meet plant needs.
  • using low-volume microirrigation to precisely apply very small amounts of water to gardens, trees and shrubs, minimizing evaporation and waste.
  • retrofitting existing systems with rain sensors that prevent watering in rainy weather.
  • helping customers program automatic controllers to comply with community watering restrictions while extracting maximum benefit from every drop of water.
  • auditing irrigation systems to make sure water is being using effectively and making necessary adjustments.
  • identifying customer rebates from water utilities and other resources for water-efficient products.

Smart Irrigation Month is an initiative of the Irrigation Association. Visit for more resources.

Read more in this issue of Colorado Green NOW:
Meeting the water crisis: Gross Reservoir
FAMLI task force to meet July 12
New state law requires water-efficient sprinklers

Equal Pay for Equal Work Act signed in Colorado