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1 Promoting COST Conservation Principles w/ Products
The Intelligent Use of Water™ Framework Current Water Issues Issues Contributing to Poor System Performance Water Conservation through efficient Products Nathan Arendt – Great Lakes DM

2 The Intelligent Use of Water™

3 The Intelligent Use of Water™
Today’s Rain Bird Solutions Non-potable-water-ready: Valves Rotors Sprays Drip Products Pumps: Integrated Plug-N-Pump Custom-engineered Aerators Tap into underutilized supplies such as underground well water, gray water, black water, condensate and rainwater.

4 The Intelligent Use of Water™
Today’s Rain Bird Solutions Design support and resources, including a referral network of top irrigation consultants and landscape architects in your area Comprehensive training LEED® point-earning products CAD drawings Create landscapes as sustainable as they are beautiful.

5 The Intelligent Use of Water™
Today’s Rain Bird Solutions Controller, central control and sensor-based solutions to maximize water application efficiency ET (Evapotranspiration) Management Rain Sensor-based Management Seasonal adjust/water budgeting Cycle+Soak™ Flow monitoring, leak detection & response Rainfall monitoring & response Optimize the timing, quantity and frequency of water applied to the landscape with leading edge water management controls.

6 The Intelligent Use of Water™
Today’s Rain Bird Solutions Water-smart rotor and spray features: Pressure Regulating Stem (PRS) technology Seal-A-Matic™ (SAM) check valves Landscape Drip: Direct-to-plant-root watering devices Root Watering Series High-efficiency nozzles: Rain Curtain™ Nozzles U-Series Nozzles Matched Precipitation Rate (MPR) Nozzles SQ Square Pattern Nozzle (formerly XPCN) Distribute water to the landscape as efficiently as possible.

7 The Intelligent Use of Water™
Today’s Rain Bird Solutions Durable products with worry-free warranties and built-in expandability Phone support and on-site service through certified service providers The Global Service Plan (GSP) for central control systems Comprehensive training Use water efficiently and affordably for the long haul

8 The Intelligent Use of Water™ and You
• Reflects an environmental consciousness approach to promoting Irrigation… • Can save Contractors and End-users money related to initial installation, replacement equipment and Water volume / use. • Promote healthier landscapes • Carrying / promoting this message will keep your customers coming back to John Deere…

9 The World’s Water Crisis
Water seems to be the most abundant resource around…. but even though we live on a planet that is covered in water…… only a very small percentage of it is fresh water that people can use. Most is tied up in our oceans, or trapped in snow and icebergs. 97% 2% / 1% …only about 10% of the total rainfall on earth is retrievable for use. Most flows into the oceans ….or falls in remote areas. 5500 years ago - less than 10 million people. By 2030, 8 billion people. ….all relying on a finite water supply. Industrialization accelerates their consumption of water as well …….. a basic conflict: the global fresh water supply is fixed, but world population and water consumption continue to go up every year. In a nutshell, there is no new water. There is no new water.

10 Current Water Issues The cost of water & power is rising annually
As the population grows, limited water sources strain to keep up with demand = DROUGHT Metropolitan water delivery systems are aged & designed to service a much smaller number of people than is required today = INFRASTRUCTURE IS STRAINED (Need to apply quickly and efficiently) Irrigation is one the most visible forms of water use and is usually the first to be regulated in a drought or water shortage condition. i.e… Indianapolis ‘12

11 And there are very few countries that have not been affected in some manner by a scarcity of water. Just look at the U.S. Drought monitor over the last few years. Virtually all regions of the US have been affected to some degree by drought. 11

12 Issues Contributing to Poor System Expenses
Part 2 Issues Contributing to Poor System Expenses

13 Irrigation Overspray Runoff, Over-Scheduling
Applying the water to saturation point

14 Waste and poor coverage due to drift & evaporation
High Pressure Waste and poor coverage due to drift & evaporation

15 High trajectory — water drift and poor DU
Wind Intrusion Bad Installation High trajectory — water drift and poor DU

16 Water waste, potential liability
Low Head Drainage Water waste, potential liability

17 Poor Central Control System Maintenance and Operation

18 The Cost of Wasted Water
Over watering the landscape creates additional problems beyond the cost of the wasted water: Leaches nutrients from the root zone requiring the application of additional fertilizer Causes fungus and attracts pests Major cause of plant death Adds additional time and labor to maintain site Water runoff can damage hardscapes and be an expensive liability Poor public relations = not doing your part to contribute to this conservation effort and world-wide supply issue.

19 Answer… Water Conserving products that save you money!
Part 3 Answer… Water Conserving products that save you money!

20 Product Terminology Precipitation Rate (PR)
The PR is the average rate in inches per hour at which water is being applied to the area covered by a specific sprinkler layout. Distribution Uniformity (DU) The DU is a measurement of uniformity, expressed as a percentage, comparing the driest area to the average wet area. The more evenly water is applied = higher number; 100% is the best but does not exist! Scheduling Coefficient (SC) Scheduling coefficient is also a measurement of uniformity comparing the driest to the most wet areas but measured in terms of run time.

21 Xerigation™ aka Drip Irrigation

22 Xerigation™ aka Drip Irrigation
Water plants at the root, (no water loss by over-spray & evaporation) Irrigate the plant roots and not the ground between Low flow products = slower application & more infiltration Device flow rates are measured in GPH vs. GPM Low flow rate equates to reduced erosion & runoff Low flow rate means more emission devices per valve Operating pressure window is typically PSI Water is typically filtered to mesh


24 Spray Bodies (1800 & RD1800) and Nozzles

25 Spray Body-1800 SAM Series Built-in SAM check valve saves water and prevents erosion from low-head drainage. 14 feet Low head without SAM wastes water.

26 Spray Body 1800/1800RD PRS Series
PRS ensures optimal nozzle performance at 30 PSI in high pressure system Eliminates fogging & misting Reduces costly accidents and property damage Restricts water loss by 70% if the nozzle is damaged or removed Documented water savings of up to 50% Reduces water usage by 6-8% every 5 psi reduction.

27 Spray Nozzles MPR VAN U-Series Fixed Arcs Quality & Selection
Adjustable Arc Versatile & Convenient U = Under Cut Dual Orifice Design High Uniformity 5', 8', 10', 12', 15' & Specialty Series 4', 6', 8', 10', 12', 15' & 18' Series 8', 10', 12' & 15' Series

28 Root Watering Series (RWS)
Draws roots deeper Promotes tree survivability Right sized for trees and shrubs Minimizes water required for growth Helps properties comply with restricted watering Point source irrigation via drip and/or turf watering devices Preserves hardscapes Aesthetically pleasing Helps minimize personal injury Minimizes run-off for the entire zone Pre-assembled for quick installation and efficient operation

29 Rain Bird Top Adjust Rotors
3500 5000 5505 6504 7005/8005 Radius 15' – 35' 23' – 50' 17' – 55' 39' – 65' 39' – 81' GPM 0.54 – 4.60 1.12 – 9.63 1.40 – 15.50 2.90 – 21.70 3.80 – 36.30 PSI 25 – 55 25 – 65 30 – 90 50 – 100 Size 4" Pop-Up & Shrub 4", 6", 12" Pop-Up & Shrub 5" Pop-Up 4" Pop-Up

30 Rain Curtain™ Technology
Large Water Droplets Larger water droplets are more wind resistant. Assures that the water is delivered to the desire location. A better design for “real world” conditions. 7005/8005 Series Brand H I40

31 Rain Curtain™ Technology
Even Distribution / Close in Water Avoids over-watering due to poor nozzle performance. Eliminates the need to use the “break-up” screw to create good coverage. A better design for “real world” conditions. 5000 Series Hunter PGP

32 5000/5000 Plus PRS Series What is it? What does it do?
PRS – Pressure Regulating Stem similar to the 1800 (PRS). ONLY ROTOR TO HAVE THIS Rotor throwing 25' to 50' What does it do? “Plus” = rotor manual shut-off tab to shut off head even when valve is operating In-stem pressure regulation reduces inlet pressure to 45psi for optimal nozzle performance. Save Water with PRS and Plus

33 5000 MPR Nozzle Sets MPR Rain Curtain nozzles for & 5000PLUS rotors 25', 30' & 35' radius trees Combine Q, T, H & F nozzle arc patterns on one valve True matched precipitation rates between arc patterns & nozzles trees radii

34 Side by Side Comparison
Branch 75psi 5000 Plus 75psi

35 Scheduling w/ Controllers
20% to 50+% Water Savings NEW NEW ESP-RZX HOA retro-fit product ESP-LXM Controller with ET Cartridge Commercial grade, modular, ET controller ESP-Me Residential or Light Commercial Smart 22 –Station Controller IQ2/Site Control Residential or Light Commercial Smart Controller

36 ET is basically water drawn from the soil “the reservoir”
Evapotranspiration (ET) ET Factors: Solar radiation Relative humidity Wind run Temperature Rain On-site ET Factors: Plant type Slope Sun/shade Sprinkler type Plant density Soil Reservoir Evapotranspiration: Total inches of water that are EVAPORATED and TRASPIRATED by plants

37 Typical Irrigation System Adjustment Frequencies
ET Days

38 ESP-Me and ESP-LXME Modular Controllers Water Management Features
Similar Operating Language 4 independent programs, ABC stack, D can overlap for drip or non-irrigation applications Custom, Odd, Even, Cyclical program day cycles with Custom day off 8 start-times per program Cycle+Soak™ by station Programmable Calendar Day Off and Rain Delay 1 to 22 stations (or) 1 to 48 Stations Flow Monitoring (LXME and LXD models)

39 ESP Modular Controllers “Water Conservative Features”
Programmable delay between stations by program Sensor input, programmable by station, with status LED and active/bypass switch Seasonal Adjust % by program Global Monthly Seasonal Adjust

40 WR2 Available as: Benefits of the WR2: Rain Sensor Rain Freeze Sensor
Installs Faster Easier to Use Superior Reliability

41 Advantages of Central Control
PC Control/Scheduling Control multiple remote site irrigation systems from a single PC Make changes to irrigation programs to schedule around site events Labor Savings Eliminate travel to sites to make program changes Efficient watering maintains proper plant growth reducing pruning etc. Water Savings Utilize ET (Evapotranspiration) data or weather sensors to automate irrigation water application Power Savings/Load Balancing Coordinate irrigation demand so pumps operate at peak efficiency Coordinate activity between controllers on a site Reporting Monitor irrigation system water usage, sprinkler run times, etc.

42 Anatomy of a Central Control System

43 NEW Products in 2014 RD1800 Spray Body HE-VAN and R-VAN nozzles
ESP-Me Controller (22 Stations) ESP-RZX Controller (HOA in Stations) Pump Start Relays (3 versions) LC-Pumps (Light Commercial Pumps) HV Valve (4-bolt) XF-Check (Check-Valve DRIP)

44 Thanks, any Questions

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