As part of World Water Day, Toro will participate in the White House Water Summit today in recognition of its commitment to water sustainability.
World Water Day was designated by the United Nations General Assembly on March 22, 1993, as an annual international observance of water shortages and to inspire others to take action that will make a difference.
The White House Water Summit is held on the same day to help raise awareness and features panel discussions from both the public and private sectors.
“It is gratifying whenever our highly efficient water-saving irrigation innovations are recognized, and it is certainly an honor to have been invited to attend the White House Water Summit to help bring attention to important water sustainability issues and ongoing efforts to protect this vital resource,” said Michael Hoffman, Toro’s chairman and CEO.
Toro has been in the irrigation business since 1923 and focuses on developing products that conserve water while still providing proper care for sports fields, green spaces, residential and commercial properties, and agricultural fields.
“At Toro, we take pride in our contributions to the development of products that have proven to help our turf, landscape and agricultural customers apply water more efficiently, thus reducing consumption and conserving this precious resource,” Hoffman said.
Last year, the company was the first large irrigation product manufacturer to be recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a 2015 WaterSense Partner of the Year.
Toro has developed several products, such as the Precision Series Spray Nozzles and Precision Soil Sensor, that are designed to conserve water by distributing it more efficiently and sensing when water is not needed.
The company has also helped raise water conservation awareness by partnering with the Wyland Foundation and starting “The Water Zone” radio show, which educates listeners on better outdoor water use.