Resource Efficient Landscape Irrigation from the National Green Centre

National Green Centre

Saint Louis, Missouri

January 10, 2011Lawn Sprinkler Image

The water we use to irrigate our crops is vital and still we as a nation continue to practice inefficient irrigation methods. Current irrigation practices waste an exorbitant amount of money and water using our current process. The EPA states, “Commercial and residential outdoor water use in the United States accounts for more than seven billion gallons of water each day, mainly for landscape irrigation.”  The EPA estimates over three and a half billions gallons of water are wasted every day with inefficient and ineffective irrigation practices.

More than fifty percent of irrigation water used in residential and commercial irrigation systems is wasted. In his presentation, Barrett presents the “State of the Art” in irrigation design and installation. Barrett will  present a comprehensive and sometimes controversial exploration of alternate water sources as well as the EPA WaterSense Program, SMART irrigation technology and current regulatory trends in the irrigation industry.

Learning Objective

  • Efficient use of irrigation water
  • USGBC LEED point system for landscape irrigation systems.
  • Alternate water sources for landscape irrigation.
View more presentations from Tom Barrett.


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