Colorado, the City and County of Denver and Louisiana have proclaimed July 2014 as Smart Irrigation Month.
Colorado’s Gov. John Hickenlooper, City/County of Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and Louisiana’s Gov. Bobby Jindal issued formal proclamations in April recognizing the initiative.
This is Colorado’s third consecutive year recognizing Smart Irrigation Month and Louisiana’s first year.
The Irrigation Association first launched Smart Irrigation Month in July 2005 to increase public awareness of the value of water-use efficiency and water-saving products, practices and services.
The initiative is designed to:
- Educate homeowners, businesses, growers and other users about simple ways to save money and water.
- Encourage industry firms and professionals to promote smart irrigation practices and technologies to customers.
- Help water providers minimize peak water use and reduce demands on infrastructure in their communities.
- Reinforce the role efficient irrigation plays in providing real solutions to today’s water challenges.
All industry professionals and businesses are encouraged to find ways to participate in Smart Irrigation Month and to pursue proclamations by their state and municipal governments.
Those interested can visit the Smart Irrigation Month website for sample proclamation language, free promotional resources and information on this year’s Smart Marketing Contest.