NOVATO, CA, March 8, 2013 -- ET Water Systems, Inc., the market leader in irrigation system retrofits and leading provider for smart irrigation management solutions, has been named a finalist for the 2013 Business Environmental Awards, which recognize and celebrate Bay Area corporate environmental leaders. The awards are presented by Acterra, a Bay Area environmental nonprofit organization with a broad range of programs and initiatives that teach people how to improve the environment.
A leader in smart irrigation management, ETwater combines wireless technology, cloud computing, and real-time weather data to save water, energy, and benefit the environment in many ways. "ETwater addresses the issues of water mismanagement and over-use, and the resulting environmental damage," commented ETwater CEO Pat McIntyre. "A little known fact is that 50 percent of U.S. urban water is consumed by landscapes (EPA). Our system performs at a documented 20 to 50 percent water savings for our clients, which makes us feel great about helping to reduce that urban water use statistic and protect our local waterways."
The Business Environmental Awards judging panel will conduct visits to each of the finalists' facilities for further review of their programs. The 2013 awardees will be announced on March 18th and will be honored at the 2013 Business Environmental Awards Reception on Thursday, May 30, 2013 at Intuit Corporation in Mountain View, CA.
ETwater is redefining landscape irrigation with patented smart-irrigation solutions for large scale landscapes. The company's pioneering products integrate its award-winning web portal with real-time weather data and wirelessly connected smart controllers to create and implement optimal watering schedules, resulting in beautiful landscapes while producing water savings of 20-50%. The powerful, web-based ETwater Manager™ aggregates key data from multiple sites, enables hands-on management from any remote location, and delivers significant savings not only in water, but in time, money, and labor. ETwater is a private company based in Novato, CA, and manufactures in the U.S. For more information, please visit www.etwater.com.
Acterra is an environmental non-profit serving the Silicon Valley. We provide people with tangible, hands-on activities they can do to improve the environment. All of our work is solution-oriented. We offer several thousand volunteer opportunities each year for adults and youth. Because people get excited by different things, we offer a broad range of programs, from habitat restoration to carbon reduction and more. As importantly, we teach people how to become effective environmental change agents in their communities, neighborhoods, workplaces and schools. In addition to empowering thousands of people here in Silicon Valley, our programs serve as models that others can emulate elsewhere. For more information, please visit http://www.acterra.org.