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1 Bob Best – District Sales Manager – Northern CA Cell: (559)287-7929 Independent Technical Panel on Demand Management Measures (ITP)

2 2 Netafim Started in Israel in 1965 Global company focusing on the Agricultural, Landscape, Mining, Greenhouse and Wastewater Industries. USA corporate office, Manufacturing plant and Distribution center in Fresno, CA. Smart Drip Irrigation is what we do. www.netafimusa.com

3 3 1. How does your company define “water efficient” products? Uses less water Increases efficiency Reduces maintenance Increases plant growth Less evaporative loss Delivers outstanding uniformity Wind issues are eliminated Reduces runoff

4 4 Application Rate is Too High

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6 6 2. How many of your products are “water efficient”? 100% of Netafim products are water efficient Inline Dripline Point Source Emitters Water Meters Hydrometers Smart Controllers Manual and Automatic Filters

7 7 Sub-Surface Installation

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9 9 3. What % of your sales are water efficient products? 100% of Netafim’s sales are water efficient products Inline Dripline Point Source Emitters Water Meters Hydrometers Smart Controllers Manual and Automatic Filters

10 10 4. What is your biggest obstacle with regards to selling, implementing and maintaining water efficient products? Resistance from Landscape Maintenance workers Bad drip system installations Incorrect watering schedules Previous bad experiences with Point Source Emitters and spaghetti tubing Drip irrigation products have improved over time

11 11 AB 1881: Planting areas less than 8 feet

12 12 AB 1881: Planting areas less than 8 feet

13 13 5. What water efficient products are you working on for the future? Octave Water Meter Netafim Smart Controller

14 14 6. What water efficient products do you feel have the greatest impact on landscape water conservation? Inline Dripline Sub Meters – Flow Sensing Smart Controllers

15 15 7. Do you now or in the future plan to offer some form of web based irrigation scheduling tool – even if it’s just for creating a printed schedule for hands-on programming? Techline Calculator A scheduling tool is possible in the future.

16 16 8. What kind of customer support do you offer for homeowners? Professionals? Homeowners Technical Assistance Hotline Netafim Website DIY – Literature Techline Calculator

17 17 Professionals Netafim training seminars On-site field training / consultations Technical Assistance Hotline Netafim Website Design Details and Installation Literature / CD Techline Calculator

18 18 General Inline Drip Guidelines

19 19 Relative Movement of Water Based On Soil Type

20 20 Matching Application Rates to Soil Infiltration Rates Netafim GuidelinesUSDA Chart

21 21 Healthier Plants Optimum combination of Air and Water being applied to the root zone. Roots are not drowning. Ag – Higher yields per acre Landscape – Larger, healthier plants

22 22 Fertigation Applies fertilizer uniformally to the plant’s root zone throughout the growing season. Minimizes fertilizer runoff

23 23 9. Do you get many customer support calls from homeowners? Homeowners – 25% of calls Professionals – 75% of calls Make recommendations to homeowners that they hire a Licensed Professional Landscape Contractor

24 24 Maximum Precipitation Rates Chart from the U.S. Department of Agriculture

25 25 AB 1881-New Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance Irrigation Design Plan Only use Sub-Surface or Low Volume irrigation in planting areas less than 8 feet. Overhead irrigation not permitted within 24 inches of any non-permeable surface.

26 26 AB 1881: Overhead irrigation not permitted with 24 inches of any non-permeable surface

27 27 Conclusion Scarcity of fresh water – ongoing issue Increases system efficiencies Good for Grey Water and Waste Water applications Gains to be made to further water conservation

28 Thank You Bob Best – District Sales Manager – Northern CA Cell: (559)287-7929


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