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Rain Bird has decades of experience addressing the unique challenges irrigating for School Districts and Universities. With the most innovative and specialized suite of products in the industry, you'll experience the intelligent use of water

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

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“We estimate that we can save approximately $150,000 in water cost per year if PRS-Dials are implemented at our other campuses. That’s significant cost savings”

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Dan Swift
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Assistant Director of Maintenance and Operations

PRS-Dials eliminated the misting and fogging at the heads caused by the high water pressure. Misting is a water waster because the fine water droplets are susceptible to wind drift and evaporation. Operating at the optimal water pressure also helps reduce water hammer, which increases the longevity of the system

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Barrel Springs Elementary School, Palmdale CA

Expanding an Irrigation System as Budget Dollars Become Available

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Benedictine College, Atchison KS
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“The Rain Bird IQ system is a perfect fit for the college due to its flexibility for additional stations. With the college’s current expansion plan, IQ is enabling the college to implement its entire water management system as time and budget allow.”

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Tony Shores
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Water Manager, Irrigation Management Company LLC

“Our main focus is not conserving water per se, but managing the water we do use most effectively. The IQ system allows me to get the most out of the irrigation system and help keep the campus looking the way it should,” says Shores. IQ gives Shores the remote access and robust features he needs as the college’s water manager to efficiently manage the college’s water usage and irrigation system.

IQ has helped the University of Toronto Save Over 5 Million Gallons of Water per Year

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“I firmly believe that we can save even more water as we expand the features we are using.”

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Stan Szwagiel
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Manager, Grounds Services, Facilities and Services, University of Toronto

The St. George campus used more than 80 individual irrigation controllers to irrigate common areas and green spaces. Without a central control system, the grounds maintenance staff had to turn the controllers on and off manually, to respond to weather conditions. As a result of this manual operation and campus size, irrigation schedules were rarely modified or adjusted

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University of Toronto St. George Campus, Downtown Toronto