Builders Learn How to Save Water and Eliminate Runoff Pollution at PCBC 2005

June 7, 2005

HydroPoint Data Systems, Inc. announced that customized interactive demonstrations of WeatherTRAK-enabled products from the Toro Company, Irritrol Systems, Inc. and HydroPoint are now available to PCBC 2005 attendees. Held continuously during exhibiting hours, these demonstrations highlight the unique capabilities of WeatherTRAK-enabled controllers, which have been proven in more than seven years of independent scientific study to reduce water use by up to 59% and runoff pollution by as much as 71%.

Toro, Irritrol and HydroPoint are the exclusive manufacturers of WeatherTRAK-enabled product lines. The adoption by these companies of WeatherTRAK as the standard for weather-based irrigation has led to a full complement of products for commercial and residential applications. All WeatherTRAK-enabled controllers incorporate Scheduling Engine irrigation software, innovative ET everywhere service and proactive customer support. This combination ensures optimal landscape health, maximum water savings and industry leading customer satisfaction.

According to the American Water Works Association, 58% of urban water is applied to landscapes. As builders shoulder the increasingly high costs and risks of landscape over watering, including rising water rates, fines, they are moving quickly to implement effective outdoor water management technologies. Water agencies throughout the U.S. are encouraging builder adoption of WeatherTRAK-enabled controllers with rebate programs, similar to those offered for efficient washers and low flow toilets.

WeatherTRAK-enabled controllers deliver a win-win-win proposition for builders, their customers and the environment. By simplifying efficient water use, WeatherTRAK safeguards the quality and quantity of local water supplies, helping builders protect communities and strengthen relations with local water authorities. Homeowners save time and money because WeatherTRAK automatically adjusts irrigation schedules when weather conditions and plant needs change.

Additionally, WeatherTRAK makes it easy to comply with government water restrictions by allowing users to set the controller to water only on specified days.

"WeatherTRAK is a proven, cost-effective solution that provides short- and long-term value for our new home customers and their communities," said John Morrissey, senior vice president of Shea Ventures and J.F. Shea Co., Inc.

"WeatherTRAK allows homeowners to maintain their landscapes with more efficient water use, and it also helps the larger community because it conserves water and limits the negative effects of over watering, like erosion and runoff."

"PCBC 2005 attendees are invited to visit HydroPoint booth #7135 for an interactive demonstration of WeatherTRAK-enabled products from HydroPoint, Toro and Irritrol. To schedule an online demonstration, contact Sharon Connelly at 707-285-3251 or [email protected].

Source: HydroPoint Data Systems, Inc.