Smart Irrigation Month: Industry Resources & Vendor Solutions

During the month of July, our industry celebrates Smart Irrigation Month—we showcase the innovations and solutions that Irrigation Professionals bring to society through best practices and efficient technologies. Below, we highlight the newest resources and vendor solutions for Smart Irrigation Month.

Irrigation Association

The Irrigation Association serves its members and the irrigation industry by improving industry proficiency through continuing education, serving as a centralized clearinghouse for industry research, and by partnering with other stakeholders to define best practices, establish benchmarks and educate the public about water-use efficiency.

They offer a tremendous number of resources for all things irrigation and water efficiency—and have numerous tools for the irrigation professional.

Put these IA resources to work for you and your customers:
  • Tools to increase public awareness of the value of water-use efficiency as part of the Smart Irrigation Month industry campaign
  • Technical resources to enhance expertise, monitor innovations and improve irrigation efficiency and effectiveness
  • Tools and calculators to make your job easier, including an irrigation glossary, ET references and friction loss charts
  • Business management solutions to differentiate your company, market products and services, and improve profitably
  • Water provider resources to minimize peak water use, apply best practices and promote efficient irrigation in your community
Hunter Industries

Hunter Industries provides high quality, efficient solutions for the irrigation and outdoor lighting (FX Luminaire). As a leader in the industry, Hunter offers a wide range of products for residential and commercial irrigation systems that are specifically designed to conserve water use and costs.

  • Solar Sync: An advanced weather sensor that conserves water by adjusting controllers daily based on local weather conditions. Solar Sync is compatible with Hunter’s full line of AC powered controllers
  • MP Rotator: Revolutionary multi-stream rotating nozzle that is proven to reduce water usage by 30% and immensely decrease run-off. Check out this study to see how the MP Rotators reduce water during the summer months.
  • Pro-Spray PRS30 and PRS40: In-stem pressure regulators provide optimal operating performance. PRS30 regulates pressure to 30 PSI and is designed for use with standard spray nozzles. PRS40 regulates pressure to 40 PSI and is designed for use with the MP Rotator.
  • Accu-Sync: This unique product innovation provides both fixed and adjustable pressure regulation to any Hunter valve, achieving water savings by constantly maintaining the proper operating pressure for each zone.
  • Hunter Flow Sensor: Keeps track of site water use for irrigation as well as overflow protection in the event of pipe breakage or sprinkler damage.
  • Check Valve: An economical water-saver that eliminates low head drainage for sprinklers located on slopes.
  • Rain Sensors: Installing a rain sensor is the easiest way to ensure irrigation never occurs when it’s raining. Hunter’s Rain Clik, Mini-Clik, Mini-Weather Station, Solar Sync, and Wireless Solar Sync all provide system shut-off capabilities when rain is detected.
Rain Bird

Rain Bird is an industry leading manufacturer and provider of irrigation products and services. The Intelligent Use of Water™ is Rain Bird’s guiding philosophy and continues to influence all aspects of our business. Rain Bird is dedicated to creating the best experiences at golf courses around the world and also cares deeply about diversity, personal development, and continuous improvement.

Each year, Rain Bird celebrates Smart Irrigation Month by shining a spotlight on the positive impact that irrigation innovations continue to have worldwide.


In addition to smart irrigation products, Rain Bird offers end-to-end solutions for reclaimed water applications: pump stations, valves, central control, and emitters.


Toro is an industry leader in water management innovation. Their WaterSmart® products provide simple and effective water savings and recommendations for water savings. Toro’s WaterSmart portal offers a variety of resources for efficiency and water-savings:

  • Product Videos: Learn more about the benefits of various Toro WaterSmart products and how you can incorporate them into your own landscape.
  • Featured Articles: Featured articles from around the web focused in helping you maintain and keep your lawn and yard at their best.
  • REBATES: Investments such as smart controllers, intelligent nozzles, and drip irrigation are simple yet key places to start by cutting your bills dramatically.
  • Water Zone Talk Radio: The Water Zone focuses on key topics surrounding water and providing solutions to improve water efficiency.

Finally, rely on Central to help, whether it’s questions about water savings, sharing insight and recommendations on the newest efficient/innovative products, troubleshooting or installation, or showing you how to use specific equipment. We stay at the leading edge of the industry and we’re ready to help you grow!