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Barrel Springs Elementary School in Palmdale, CA Achieves Water Savings of 25%

In the City of Palmdale, California, water use reduction is a top priority. To aid in this effort, the Palmdale School District looked for ways to reduce its water usage with easy and cost-effective retrofits to its existing irrigation systems. Installing PRS-Dials proved to be successful at accomplishing the district’s goals. PRS-Dials helped achieve a 25% reduction in water use at their test site and in a year’s time this school can save 445,000 gallons of water and $3,000 in water costs. 

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Western Municipal Water District, Southern California

Western Municipal Water District (Western), the water district for Riverside County, Calif., developed a test program designed to demonstrate water savings by converting certain zones of homeowners’ spray irrigation systems to drip irrigation. Western used the 1800-Retro Spray-to-Drip Retrofit Kit and XFD On-Surface Dripline to demonstrate a cost-effective and easy way to for homeowners to change their watering habits. Across all 20 homes, water savings averaged 81.5 percent with an average savings of 238 gallons of water per week, which is almost 12,500 gallons per year.

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Eugene School District, Oregon

Eugene School District upgraded the communication protocol on their Maxicom2® Central Control system to utilize Internet Protocol (IP) Ethernet and their widearea network. This allowed them to maximize the capacity of existing equipment and save money.

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Benedictine College, Atchison, KS

Benedictine's water manager, Tony Shores, is using IQ v2.0 Central Control to manage the college's irrigation system and water use.  The college is expanding the irrigation system as budget dollars become available and IQ was the perfect budget-friendly solution for modular expansion.

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Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Saudi Arabia

Using Maxicom's programming logic, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University was able to control three different pumps which supply the water to the irrigation supply. Maxicom also monitored the fill levels of storage tank and enabled the University to automate the entire process.

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Kayseray Railway Project, City of Kayseri, Turkey

The infrastructure of this railway system was designed and constructed to be based on a soil with a very little depth of turf area; so the municipality was looking for a suitable irrigation system to overcome this challenge while providing water savings, wind resistance and flexibility. Rain Bird’s XFS Sub-surface Dripline with Copper Shield Technology™ together with the IQ2 central control system were successfully able to overcome these challenges.

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University of Toronto 

University of Toronto has saved 10 million gallons of water in the two years that the IQ™ v2.0 Central Control system has been operational. Through centralized schedule management U of T has better day-to-day control over the irrigation schedules.

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Schreiner University Men's Soccer Field, Kerville TX

Schreiners soccer field was literally a “ground-breaking” project, converting existing overhead rotor irrigation to subsurface drip irrigation across 24 zones using 48,000 LF of drip tubing. Within 30 days it was solid green again and within another 30 days the surface was fully playable.

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Cobb County School District, Atlanta, Georgia

Two schools in the Cobb County School District in Atlanta, Georgia, were retrofitted with RD1800™ PRS Sprays with Flow-Shield™ Technology with HE-VAN Nozzles, 5000 Plus PRS Rotors, and the Falcon® 6504 Rotor as proof of concept for a larger district-wide water saving initiative. Atlanta’s high water pressure, over 100 psi, makes it an ideal place to install sprays and rotors that regulate water pressure at the individual head.

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Australian Capital Territory Upgrades to IQ™ v2.0 Central Control

The Australian Capital Territory has selected IQ™ v2.0 Central Control to replace its existing central control system.  ACT managers chose IQ because of its easy-to-use interface and robust set of water management capabilities.

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City of Bakersfield (CA) Recreation & Parks Department

The Recreation and Parks Department for Bakersfield, California is responsible for maintaining facilities, parks, streetscapes and arterial roadway medians. The department has grown significantly over the past few years, making it responsible for 60 parks and over 120 miles of streetscapes with a staff of approximately 130 full-time and 30 seasonal employees. Read how Rain Bird® Maxicom®2 Central Control helped them comply with legislation, reduce water consumption and save $215,000.

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St. Augustine Roadway, Jacksonville, Florida

The St. Augustine Roadway site consisting of 33 spray zones and 2 rotor zones was originally installed with standard Rain Bird VAN nozzles. Duval County instituted a 2-day per week irrigation restriction, approving a 14 hour watering window on Tuesdays and Fridays only. The restrictions made it impossible to irrigate all 35 zones adequately. Read how Flagler Development Group, LLC. was able to reduce run times, improve distribution uniformity and lower consumption costs by retrofitting to the new Rain Bird HE-VAN high efficiency variable arc nozzle.

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Washington, D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation

The Washington D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) is responsible for maintaining 115 natural turf athletic fields at 75 different sites. These fields are heavily used by community sports and recreation organizations throughout the metropolitan area. Learn how Rain Bird’s ESP-LXME Modular Controllers and IQ™ v2.0 Central Control System offered DPR the perfect control solution for remote irrigation management without requiring a large, lump sum investment.

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Miami Dade County Public Schools, Miami, Florida

Miami Dade County Public Schools is the fourth largest school district in the nation with over 360 school sites, including 48 senior high schools whose athletic fields are supervised by Dwayne Willis. In an effort to improve the condition of their heavily used athletic fields, the district initially sought to install a water-efficient irrigation system on five of its senior high athletic fields with future plans to update all of their high schools as well as the district’s remaining elementary and middle schools.

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City of Frisco Municipal Parking Structure, Frisco, TX

The City of Frisco, Texas, recently constructed a municipal parking structure with narrow landscape beds to be planted with shrubs and other groundcover. In an effort to conserve water and comply with recent legislation, Rain Bird's XFS subsurface dripline was selected to irrigate these narrow beds.

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Miramar College, San Diego, CA

As part of a conscious effort to conserve water while maintaining the rich landscape of the college, Miramar College replaced overhead sprays on 4,000 square feet of turf with Rain Bird XFS subsurface dripline.

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Demonstration Garden - Palmdale, California

The City of Palmdale stands committed to The Intelligent Use of Water™ through water-efficient ordinances, sustainable landscape design standards and innovative irrigation maintenance practices. As a symbol of that commitment, the City Council decided to build a Demonstration Garden showcasing the beauty of drought-tolerant landscaping using mostly Rain Bird® products.

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Littleton Public Schools - Littleton, Colorado

With a staff of just two irrigation specialists, Littleton Public Schools must water an area of turf that has nearly tripled in the last 15 years. Due to drought concerns, conservation measures have looked to curtail or eliminate landscape irrigation in the Denver area.

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King Abdullah University of Science & Technology - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Still under construction, KAUST is an international, graduate-level research university dedicated to inspiring a new age of scientific achievement in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia that will benefit the region and world. With the first academic year looming, the project’s numerous contractors and subcontractors needed to effectively coordinate efforts in order to meet a tight Stage One deadline.

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Infinity Park and Infinity Park South - Glendale, Colorado

A densely populated Denver “inburb,” the Glendale community has a high demand for athletic fields and green spaces. The 5,000-seat Infinity Park represents the first rugby-dedicated municipal stadium in the U.S., while the 12-acre Infinity Park South features synthetic athletic fields and vast recreational space.

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Boston Univ. Softball Field - Boston, Massachusetts

Boston University is a private research university located in Boston, Mass. With more than 4,000 faculty members and 31,000 students, Boston University stands as one of the largest private universities in the United States and one of the city’s largest employers.

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