Netafim USA Secures U.S. EPA WaterSense Label for Smart Irrigation Controllers

Drip Irrigation Pioneer Obtains Certification For Industry Leading NLC-100S, 100D and 100S Hybrid Models

FRESNO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Netafim USA, a leading provider of innovative drip irrigation solutions for the landscape and agriculture industries, announced today that three of its NLC web-based irrigation controllers have been awarded the WaterSense Label by the United States Environment Protection Agency (EPA). The NLC-100S Conventional, NLC-100D Decoder and NLC-100S Hybrid will all carry the WaterSense label, a highly-coveted endorsement that comes only from rigorous third-party testing and verification according to the WaterSense program's stringent criteria for water efficiency and performance. Only those controllers that meet or exceed the standards, including a 20 percent or more reduction in water use, are awarded certification.


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Setting a new precedent for landscape water-use efficiency, Netafim Landscape Controllers (NLC) are powerful, multi-function landscape controllers expressly designed to maximize the water efficiency of any landscape, while reducing the time, labor and costs incurred when expanding a system into new areas of the landscape. NLC controllers determine the unique watering needs of a specific landscape by incorporating both historical and current weather data as well as real-time data from soil moisture sensors that monitor the amount of moisture available to plants in each zone.

Developed for use in a variety of configurations from basic residential systems to large-scale commercial applications, the conventional (NLC-100S Conventional) converts a conventional system to a water-efficient remote management system, while the 2-wire decoder-based (NLC-100D Decoder) can control up to 100 stations with wire runs of up to 16,000'. The Hybrid (NLC-100S Hybrid) model combines the advantages of a conventional and decoder system, allowing retrofitting of an existing controller and the addition of multiple valves to an existing system without the need for additional labor or cost intensive rewiring and retrenching.

"This is a great endorsement for water-efficiency and performance, and we are honored to have three of our controllers carry the WaterSense label," said Mauricio Troche, Director of Landscape, Netafim USA. "This label reaffirms Netafim's core values and business goals that have focused on developing water-efficient irrigation products to help decrease water use and reduce strain on water resources and infrastructure for more than 50 years. We look forward to a continued partnership with the EPA in educating irrigation professionals as it relates to sustainable landscape applications."

The EPA's WaterSense program seeks to help consumers make smart water choices that save money and maintain high environmental standards without compromising performance. Products and services that earn the WaterSense label have been certified to be at least 20 percent more efficient.

ABOUT NETAFIM USA

Netafim USA, based in Fresno, Calif., develops and manufactures low volume irrigation systems for landscape, turf and agriculture. Netafim offers an extensive range of irrigation solutions for water-efficient landscapes, including controllers, Techline tubing, filters, water meters, controllers and valves, point-source emitters, hydrometers and other products for complete dripline system installations. For more information go to www.netafimusa.com.

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