NOVATO, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 1, 2013) - Acterra has announced that ETwater has been selected to receive a 2013 Business Environmental Award in the category of Environmental Innovation for its cloud-based smart irrigation management solution that consistently saves a proven 20-50% in outdoor landscape water use.
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 an industry that has long been focused on hardware, ETwater developed an integrated water management solution that leverages all of the power of current technology. The leader in applying cloud-based computing to smart irrigation management, ETwater's online management system allows landscape managers to view, manage and control hundreds of controllers via any computer, tablet, or smartphone. Additionally, ETwater has pioneered the retrofit market with products that upgrade traditional controllers to ETwater smart technology with plug-and-play ease, increasing the adoption rate of this water-saving technology through a lower cost of entry.
By substantially reducing the use of water in outdoor landscapes, ETwater promotes healthier local waterways because less runoff pollution reaches our local streams, rivers and bays. ETwater also reduces soil erosion, energy use, landfill and fuel consumption. "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% of US urban water is consumed by landscapes (EPA). Our system performs at a documented 20-50% water savings for our clients, which makes us feel great about helping to reduce that urban water use statistic and protect our local waterways."
Acterra's Business Environmental Awards is one of the San Francisco Bay Area's oldest and most prestigious environmental recognition programs. Initiated in 1990, it is considered a heavyweight among award programs due to its rigorous application and judging process. "Our awardees participate in a thorough vetting process through which they demonstrate their environmental commitment and accomplishments," states Committee Chair Laura Teksler. "In addition to a written application, all finalists must demonstrate their programs' merits firsthand to the judges during a visit to their facilities. By the time they are selected to receive recognition, our awardees have truly proven that their programs are exemplary examples of corporate environmental leadership."
ETwater will be honored at the 2013 Business Environmental Awards Reception on Thursday, May 30th at Intuit Corporation in Mountain View. For information regarding the other award-winning programs, please visit www.acterra.org/bea.
About Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet
Acterra is a non-profit organization with a 43-year history of environmental programming in and around Silicon Valley. Acterra involves and educates individuals, businesses and communities to take action against global warming, restore natural habitats, and cultivate environmental leaders for the future. For more information visit www.acterra.org.
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.