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6 Secrets to a Successful Landscape Season
February 26, 2024

The weather is starting to warm up. That means it’s landscaping season. Starting off the landscaping season on the righ […]

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Basics of Water Waste: Where does it come from?
February 14, 2024

You’re wasting water, but you probably don’t even know about it. We typically go on with our day without even recognizin […]

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Commercial Landscape Design Trends of 2024
January 31, 2024

Are you looking for commercial landscape ideas for 2024? You’ve come to the right place. Smart Rain has put together som […]

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When Should You Start Watering Your Lawn?
January 16, 2024

When should you start watering your lawn? Well, it’s a tricky question. 

Winter is coming to a close and it’s time t […]

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Save with Building Rebates: A Complete Guide
January 16, 2024

In facility management, the primary focus lies in implementing strategic cost-saving measures while aligning these […]

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How to Select a Sprinkler Pump for Smart Irrigation
December 28, 2023

What is an irrigation pump? An irrigation pump is a device used to supply water for irrigation purposes. It helps provid […]

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Why is it Important to Conserve Water?
December 28, 2023

Why is it important to conserve water? After all, water evaporates, and then it rains again, returning that same water t […]

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What is Fast Track ESG?
December 28, 2023

What is Fast Track ESG? Well...it’s quite complicated.  

Your company needs money, or in other words, capital. Most co […]

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Must-Have Water Saving Devices for 2024
December 14, 2023

Smart Rain is a smart irrigation company that works to conserve water when irrigating your landscape. It’s essential t […]

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Best Irrigation Soil Moisture Sensors of 2024
December 11, 2023

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What is EPA WaterSense certification?
December 5, 2023

When it comes to conservation in business, it’s a no-brainer. Companies know that waste costs them money. Entire inter […]

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Best Kept Secret: Smart Rain Helps School Funding
November 20, 2023

School funding is hard to come by. The fact of the matter is that funding education is expensive. And when I say expensive […]

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Irrigation Monitoring: Control Your Irrigation System
November 6, 2023

Irrigation monitoring is no easy task. On commercial properties, you are constantly looking to protect your assets an […]

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Drought Conditions in 2024: What to Expect
October 24, 2023

The last 2 decades have been the driest the Western United States has seen in almost 1,200 years! It’s important to under […]

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4 Different Landscapes: Which One’s Right for You?
October 5, 2023

Smart Rain is obviously all about water conservation. There are things (other than irrigation) that can affect your wa […]

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Winterizing Irrigation Systems: Winter Prep Tips
October 2, 2023

It’s that time of year! The weather is cooling down and everyone is heading inside. It’s time for winterizing your irrig […]

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5 Actions You Can Take During Source Water Protection Week
September 14, 2023

Turning on your faucet is so amazing! We live in a unique time in history where we can twist a nob and get clean drinking wat […]

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Smart Rain Celebrates World Water Monitoring Day 2023
September 12, 2023

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September 18th, 2023 is World Water Monitoring Day! Smart Rain is celebrating World Water Monitor […]

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2023 Smart Rain Fall Scholarship Recipient: Lily Hestjean
September 11, 2023

Lily Hestjean was awarded the Smart Rain Scholarship for the fall 2023 semester.

She is presently taking classes at Pur […]

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6 Important Diagnostics When Doing Irrigation Repairs 
September 11, 2023

Your irrigation system helps your property in a variety of ways. Keeping your property green and presentable is an impo […]

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Smart Irrigation System: Read Before You Buy!
August 23, 2023

The popularity of smart irrigation systems is growing. The smart home industry has pushed forward new technologies th […]

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Smart Rain is on Inc 5000 Fastest-Growing Companies List
August 23, 2023

The United States is an extremely fast-moving economy. With so many markets and so many companies with great products a […]

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Drip Irrigation: A Beginner's Guide
August 16, 2023

If you’ve never heard of drip irrigation, you may be wondering why everyone is talking about it. And if you are passionat […]

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Turf Buyback: The 2023 Mirage of Conservation
August 9, 2023

The past two decades have seen an increase in policy proposals from state and federal legislators that aim to be m […]

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2024 Best Smart Irrigation Controllers
August 3, 2023

So, you’re looking for a new irrigation controller for your commercial property? But unlike your last controller, you […]

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Grass Buyback in 2023? There May Be a Better Way
July 24, 2023

Recently, there has been a greater focus on water conservation throughout the country. Several states have ramped up t […]

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Evapotranspiration: What is it?
June 19, 2023

At Smart Rain, we talk a lot about evapotranspiration. In fact, it's our secret sauce. Our product creation is all desig […]

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Best of State Honors Smart Rain
May 25, 2023

We are honored to accept 9 Best of State medals for 2023! Smart Rain is making waves, and people are starting to notice. We […]

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Commercial Landscaping: Watering Properly
April 28, 2023

There is a dirty little secret when it comes to landscaping: watering properly. It's not a new miracle technique or magi […]

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2023 Money Saving Idea: Switch to Smart Rain
April 17, 2023

Here's a quick money saving idea: your sprinkler system is losing money for your business. Plain and simple. It's wasti […]

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Celebrate World Water Day with a Smart Irrigation System
March 22, 2023

Today is World Water Day! It's estimated that up to 75% of the Earth's surface is covered in water. Not only is water essen […]

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Will the USA Drought Crisis Worsen in 2023?
February 9, 2023

The USA Drought is not getting any better anytime soon. Each year, the USA drought seems to worsen, with more and more sta […]

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2023 Spring Scholarship Winner: Georgette Turkson
January 23, 2023

Georgette Turkson received the Smart Rain Scholarship for the spring 2023 semester. She is currently working towards […]

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The Next Generation of Irrigation
December 7, 2022

Smart Rain is the next generation of irrigation technology. For the past 10 years Smart Rain has been on the forefront of […]

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Nampa School District Saves Water For Our Kids
December 7, 2022

How is the Nampa School District leading the way in water conservation? Smart Rain for Smart Kids school donations is pr […]

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The New Lite Controller Proves Good Things Come in Small Packages
December 7, 2022

This compact smart sprinkler controller makes smart irrigation more accessible than ever to small commercial proper […]

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Smart Rain Named in Fast Company’s Next Big Things in Tech List
November 17, 2022

Smart Rain, an irrigation technology company, announced today that it has been named to Fast Company’s Next Big Things […]

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Smart Rain Wins 2022 WaterSense® Excellence Award
November 3, 2022

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Smart Rain with a 2022 EPA WaterSense Excellence Award […]

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Davis School District Students Compete in the First-Ever Unified Sports Soccer Tournament
September 26, 2022

Unified Sports is an inclusive sports program that combines a proportionate number of Special Olympics Utah athletes […]

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Smart Rain Named to Inc 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Companies
August 18, 2022

With a three-year revenue growth of 573%, Smart Rain was recognized by Inc 5000 Magazine as one of the fastest-growing p […]

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Smart Rain Kicks Off $213 Million Smart Kids™ Campaign
August 10, 2022

August 10th, 2022, Ogden, Utah— During a press conference at Liberty Elementary in Ogden, Utah, Smart Rain announced i […]

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Companies That Donate to Schools: Smart Rain
July 29, 2022

Smart Rain is a smart irrigation technology company. We are among many companies that donate to schools. We're also a ch […]

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12 Conservation Tips: Smart Irrigation Month
July 12, 2022

Happy July and Happy Smart Irrigation Month! Here's 12 conservation tips to celebrate Smart Irrigation Month. […]

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SmartWeather™: The Cure for Overwatering
July 6, 2022

Dialing in your property’s water use can feel like a lot of guesswork. Underwatering can cause your lawn to be brown and […]

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Funding Education: 3 Ways Cuts Hurt Kids
June 22, 2022

Every year, K-12 schools are underfunded by $150 billion (1). The decreased importance of funding education has far-r […]

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School Underfunding: 3 Critical Actions to take
June 3, 2022

School underfunding is a growing problem and could have large future impacts if you don't begin to make a change. More th […]

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Your Conservation Goals in 2022
February 24, 2022

It seems to happen every year. People make New Year’s conservation goals that may or may not stick, but these resolution […]

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Water Wise: 11 Amazing Tips for your Property
August 3, 2021

Being water wise is becoming a bigger priority. High temperatures and drought have gripped the SLC area yet again this s […]

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Four Reasons Landlords Should Invest in Water Saving Fixtures
August 3, 2021

Being a landlord is a tough job. Especially today when water saving principals have such a strict focus. You have so much […]

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3 Great Green Policies For Attracting Renters
March 10, 2021

Renters in 2021 are very different from how they were just 10 or 20 years ago. Green policies were not necessarily the bes […]

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The 1st Guide to Easy Winter Water Conservation
November 28, 2020

With the onset of fall and winter, our watering use goes down naturally. Have we ever thought about winter water conserv […]

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How to Stop Lawn Drainage Problems In 2 Steps
November 11, 2020

Do you have spot in your yard that floods every time it rains? This indicates a fixable drainage issue. Does every storm l […]

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The Dormant Season: Safe Lawn and Garden In '23
October 28, 2020

With the days of spring and summer long behind us, it’s easy to forget about our lawns and gardens in the dormant seasons, […]

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Fertilizing Your Lawn is as Easy as 1,2,3
August 27, 2020

When you think about it, lawns and gardens are very different beasts, but each needs regular maintenance to stay health […]

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Determine #1 Essential Landscape Water Needs
July 27, 2020

It’s indisputable that your lawn and garden needs landscape water to live, but how much is enough, and how much is too muc […]

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Efficient Water Budget To Help the Earth '23
June 10, 2020

Utah isn’t exactly a soggy state. At its wettest, it’s semi-arid; for the most part, it’s a desert. We’ve talked about wa […]

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Smart Irrigation Is #1 Easy Cost Saving Path for Landlords
May 27, 2020

Being a landlord is a tough job, finding ways of cost saving can be an incredible challenge. There are buildings to maint […]

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A Green Property Will Sell for More!
March 25, 2020

Are you thinking of selling your multi-family property in the near future? You may not think that now is the time to make m […]

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The Pros and Cons of Green Retrofitting in '23
March 18, 2020

Not everyone is in the market to build new properties from scratch for their tenants. Often, property owners and manage […]

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Why “Passive” May be Better than “Active” when it Comes to Green Housing
January 22, 2020

Very often in life, we’re told that being passive is wrong. Want to lose weight? Get more active. Want to reach those savi […]

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Smart Rain Announces Acquisition of Weather Reach and Irrisoft, a Campbell Scientific Company
January 15, 2020

Salt Lake City, January 13, 2020—Smart Rain has announced the acquisition of Irrisoft and Weather Reach brands from Ca […]

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How to Save Money and Energy on Your Properties
November 27, 2019

Like any good landlord or property manager, you’re always on the lookout for ways to save money and energy wherever your […]

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How to Build a Superior Property Management Team
October 24, 2019

If you’re going to be a good property manager, you can’t do it alone. You need a solid team in place to help keep units occup […]

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Greener Property: 3 Tips to Begin
September 25, 2019

A greener property can make the world a better place. Multi-family properties are a large part of the growing real estat […]

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Summer Energy Saving: 3 Sizzling Tips
July 28, 2019

Ah, summertime … and the livin’s easy. Except if you’re a property owner or manager looking for summer energy saving. Th […]

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Green Tenant Improvement: Are You Attracting Tenants?
July 24, 2019

These days, many apartment renters expect their units to match their commitment to sustainable living for green tenan […]

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The Smart Rain App Launches for iOS and Android
May 17, 2019

Salt Lake City Utah – Smart Rain is excited to announce the launch of our new IOS and Android mobile applications; a new an […]

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How Good Property Management Saves Energy
March 27, 2019

You want to be the best property manager that you can, but it’s hard. Challenges constantly present themselves – especi […]

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Energy Saving Tips for Real Life
February 13, 2019

The year is young. It’s a great time to set some energy saving resolutions in your home that not only help the planet, but s […]

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Energy Conservation Tips for Cooler Weather
January 23, 2019

Now that the air has turned frosty and the leaves are starting to fall, energy conservation wont be at the top of your mind […]

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Keep Your Grass Healthy and Chemical Free
January 9, 2019

Ready to create an outdoor oasis that your kids and pets can safely enjoy? Maybe it’s time to make your grass healthy and s […]

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Don’t Let Energy Benchmarking Break You
December 26, 2018

What is energy efficiency benchmarking, and why should you be concerned? Simply put, benchmarking is a way of measurin […]

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Ways Anyone can Conserve Energy
November 28, 2018

Sure, turning off a light or two here and there is nice, but what if you’re looking for bigger ways to lower your propertie […]

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Don’t Contribute to Drought
November 14, 2018

With many parts of the world under drought conditions, it’s important to be thinking, every day, about things you can do […]

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How No. 1 Property Managers Make Great Communities Greener
October 24, 2018

You want the property you manage to be the envy of all the others in the neighborhood. Well, one way to make them green is to […]

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Bank More Money for Your Properties with an Energy Audit
September 26, 2018

People usually associate audits with bad things, like an unwanted letter from the IRS. However, there are times when au […]

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How Your High-Rise can Lower its Energy Use
August 22, 2018

You may run a high-rise, but that doesn’t mean your energy costs have to be sky-high as well. There are a few easy ways to lo […]

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Time Saving Tips for Property Managers
July 25, 2018

As a property manager, your day-to-day work life is probably hectic and stressful. Time seems to fly by, and at the end of […]

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Become a Better Water Conservation Genius
June 22, 2018

As a property manager, it’s your job to keep your building’s premises attractive and inviting. During the summer month […]

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Best of State: Smart Rain Wins!
May 25, 2018

Best of State announced Thursday night, May 17th that Smart Rain won the Best of State Statue in the Science and Technolo […]

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NuTerra Saves 23 Million
April 13, 2018

Union Park Center is the premiere property of NuTerra Partners. It is an award winning Class A office park that boasts so […]

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Smart Rain as Entrepreneur of the Year 2018 Award Finalist
April 5, 2018

EY Announces Rudy and Jena Larsen of Smart Rain as Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 Award finalist in the Utah Region. Keep […]

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Our Tech Talks Big
April 4, 2018

It’s all about green smart software these days and here at Smart Rain there is nothing short of amazing technological ad […]

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Zions Bank Saves Millions Using Smart Rain Irrigation System
March 19, 2018

Zions Bank is committed to reducing their carbon footprint by implementing energy saving projects and systems. Among […]

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How can Smart Rain Help You Budget?
February 6, 2018

Smart Rain irrigation saves money. How, you ask? Well with water costs constantly rising year over year; how do you keep […]

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Dry Winter in Utah: Sadly Low Snow Pack For 2018
February 6, 2018

Utah’s snow pack is sitting at 8% of normal right now. This makes for a dry winter. If you live in Southern Utah you have to g […]

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1 st and Last Commercial Irrigation Smart Controller
January 3, 2018

Irrigation technology, like all other technology, has evolved and improved over the years. Just like cell phones, tab […]

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Yellow Grass To Healthy: More to it than 1 Inch Of Water
October 27, 2017

There are many reasons why grass may look yellow and dry.  First things first, your irrigation system needs to be workin […]

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Tips for Keeping Your Water Use Under Control
October 27, 2017

Experts estimate that 50 percent of our water use is used outdoors goes to waste from evaporation, wind, or runoff due to […]

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3 Important Irrigation Spring Maintenance Tips
October 27, 2017

When spring arrives, and freezing temperatures cease, it's time for Spring maintenance and to turn on sprinkler syste […]

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Innovative Irrigation Methods & Strategies for 2024
October 27, 2017

Here are innovative irrigation methods and strategies for your landscape in 2024. We all want to have a green lawn but do […]

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7 Easy Tips for Better Water Efficiency
October 27, 2017

Water is a precious resource that we often take for granted. With climate change and growing population, the demand for […]

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3 Amazing Innovation Awards Smart Rain Wins
June 1, 2017

Best of State announced its selection of Smart Rain as a medal winner of innovation awards for Smart Buildings, Environ […]

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Smart Controller Helps St. Clair Square In 3 Steps
August 8, 2013

In May 2013, we began irrigation monitoring at St. Clair Square, Fairview Heights, Ill. Since then we’ve seen a w […]

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IFMA Show Review—Watering System
April 15, 2013

We at Smart Rain just got back from a trip to the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) trade show in dow […]

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Smart Controller Conservation of Water
February 19, 2013

Rudy Larsen, Executive Director of Development for Smart Rain teaches us the importance of the conservation of water, […]

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