July 6, 2022
SmartWeather™: The Cure for Over/Underwatering

Delve into how the SmartWeather™ feature works and how it has saved properties hundreds in gallons and dollars.

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June 22, 2022
Cuts to Education Funding Affect Far More Than Just Classroom Supplies

More than 30 million American school children are deprived of the resources they need to succeed in the classroom.

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June 3, 2022
School Underfunding is a Major Problem in the U.S.—Could Water Savings Be the Answer?

More than 30 million American school children are deprived of the resources they need to succeed in the classroom.

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May 10, 2022
Is Drought-Resistant Landscaping Worth It?

Did you know AI irrigation systems can save as much water (and money) as zeroscaping, hardscaping, and artificial grass? Water smart to keep it green!

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April 27, 2022
The biggest water wasters in your home

The typical family of four uses about 12,000 gallons of water per month. Surprised? Here are some in-home water wasters that could be driving up your water bill.

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April 13, 2022
How to be more environmentally savvy as a business

Here's how to lower your office's carbon footprint through positive changes in 2022 and beyond.

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March 9, 2022
Staying warm this winter without busting your budget

These energy-saving tips will help you stay warm without breaking the bank.

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February 24, 2022
Looking outward in 2022

Here's how to take the outward approach to the New Year's resolution.

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February 9, 2022
Property managers: heed these time-saving tips

There's never enough time to get everything done! Thankfully, we've got a few tips to help.

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January 27, 2022
Three unexpected benefits of installing a smart home system

Smart home systems are worth the hype. Here are a few of the unexpected benefits we love!

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January 12, 2022
Quiz yourself about the facts of recycling

How much do you know about recycling? Here are some fun facts about recycling you may not know!

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December 22, 2021
Why “going green” isn’t going away

“Going green” isn’t going anywhere. See why environmentally-friendly real estate is here to stay.

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November 24, 2021
Winterize your home while being kind to the planet

You really can prep your home for the harsher weather that comes with late winter without harming the earth. Here's how.

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November 10, 2021
How much water does your yard really need?

Our smart systems eliminate the guesswork involved in watering your yard. With us, you can save effort, time and money and have a yard full of happy plants!

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October 27, 2021
Is your lawn and garden ready for winter?

With winter nearing, your lawn and garden may be the last things on your mind, but right now is the perfect time to plan ahead. Here's how (and why!)

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September 23, 2021
How Smart Rain is the smart solution for commercial properties

Here are some water-saving tips for your commercial property.

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September 9, 2021
Energy benchmarking and you

Why you need to know about energy benchmarking NOW.

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August 25, 2021
Helpful hints on how to pick the right trees for your yard

How do you pick the right sapling for your yard? Ask yourself these questions first!

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August 3, 2021
Water-Wise Commercial Lawn Maintenance Strategies for Green, Hydrated Grass

Want to save water this summer? It is possible if you follow these tips.

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

Being a landlord is a tough job. You have so much responsibility that the last thing you want to worry about is water waste on your property. One way you can reduce your workload and save money, time, and hassle is by upgrading to a more efficient irrigation system. Take a look below to find […]

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July 14, 2021
Greener grass, greener planet

Water conservation is important, but doesn't have to be complicated. Here are some tips for saving water this summer.

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June 10, 2021
Watch out for these water wasters in your home

With drought on everyone's minds these days, here are some ways to reduce water usage in and around your home.

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June 7, 2021
Drought-resistant grass

Save water by planting drought-resistant grasses. Drought-tolerant and native grass varieties also help you have a beautiful outdoor area with less work!

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April 14, 2021
The benefits of an energy audit

Did you know that an energy audit can help you save money on your rental properties?

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March 24, 2021
This spring, make your home more sustainable

Think green this spring when it comes to your home.

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March 10, 2021
Attracting renters with green policies

Are your rental properties green enough to attract new renters?

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February 24, 2021
Staying warm this winter without busting your budget

Cold out? Yes, it is. But these energy saving tips will help you stay warm without breaking the bank.

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February 3, 2021
Property managers: heed these time-saving tips

Property managers: want more time in your day? Here's how.

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January 27, 2021
Winterize your home while being kind to the planet

You really can prep your home for the harsher weather that comes with late winter without harming the earth. Here's how.

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January 6, 2021
Looking outward in 2021

2021 calls for a new way of thinking. Here's how to take the outward approach to the New Year's resolution.

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December 7, 2020
Protecting groundwater is easier than it sounds

Everyone must do their part to protect groundwater resources. Here's how.

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November 28, 2020
A guide to winter water conservation

Even though we use less water in the winter, we can still make a concerted effort to conserve even more, especially in our drought-prone state. Here's how.

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November 11, 2020
How to solve lawn drainage problems

Poor drainage in your lawn? There are several approaches to consider. Here are a few of them.

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October 28, 2020
Thinking about your lawn and garden in the winter

With winter nearing, your lawn and garden may be the last things on your mind, but right now is the perfect time to plan ahead. Here's how (and why!)

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October 14, 2020
Caring for your lawn in colder weather

Colder days may be on the horizon, but now is the perfect time to start thinking about how your lawn will look in the spring.

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August 27, 2020
Fertilizing your lawn is as easy as 1,2,3

Fertilizing is a snap, but it's often overlooked. When combined with a smart irrigation system from SmartRain, fertilizing will keep your grass looking good all year long.

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July 27, 2020
Determining how much water your landscape needs

Determining the right amount of water for your garden can be a tricky proposition. Here's how to get it just right.

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July 8, 2020
Tips for an awesome summer lawn

Make your yard the envy of the neighborhood with these summer lawn care tips.

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June 24, 2020
Deal with that parking strip once and for all

Check out these landscaping tips for the pesky parking strip in front of your home.

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June 10, 2020
Make the most of your water budget while helping the earth

Smart irrigation systems can help you be a better steward of the earth while saving money. See how.

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May 27, 2020
How a water irrigation system saves money for landlords

Pssst! Landlords! Wanna save some money?

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April 22, 2020
Ten little-known facts about recycling

Are you doing your part when it comes to recycling? These surprising stats might spur you into more action once you read them!

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April 8, 2020
A beautiful and water-wise yard and garden

Are you gearing up for the upcoming growing season? Here are some tips for a beautiful and water-wise yard and garden.

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March 25, 2020
Sell your property for more by going green

There's more than one way to "see green" when selling your properties!

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March 18, 2020
Green retrofitting: pros and cons

When it comes to going green, should you go retro?

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January 26, 2020
Why “going green” isn’t going away

“Going green” isn’t going anywhere. See why environmentally-friendly real estate is here to stay.

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January 22, 2020
Why “passive” may be better than “active” when it comes to green housing

Passive or active — which is better when it comes to making your properties greener?

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

Salt Lake City, January 13, 2020—Smart Rain has announced the acquisition of Irrisoft and Weather Reach brands from Campbell Scientific Inc. Smart Rain has purchased all assets as well as assuming all customer support and services. Steven Moore, President and founder of Irrisoft, and the Irrisoft team are pioneers in the smart landscape irrigation control […]

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January 9, 2020
Go solar for a brighter tomorrow

Solar has been a low-key force for good for many decades now. Here's how to fully make the switch for a brighter tomorrow.

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December 12, 2019
Set a green-friendly example with your office

If your office could stand to be a little more environmentally friendly, here a re a few simple ways to hop on the right path.

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November 27, 2019
How to save money AND energy on your properties

How much does energy conservation affect a landlord's bottom line? Quite a lot, in fact.

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November 27, 2019
Raise the “temperature” of your office

Is there a chilly atmosphere in your office? Heat it up in no time with these easy tips!

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October 24, 2019
How to build a superior property management team

Outstanding management team members are the building blocks that grow your properties' potential.

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September 25, 2019
How to make your multi-family properties greener

Want to "green up" your multi-family properties? Here's how.

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July 28, 2019
Save energy on your properties this summer!

Want to save some money this summer? Look to your properties' energy usage.

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July 24, 2019
Is your property green enough to attract renters?

Are your properties eco-friendly enough for today's socially conscious renters? #SmartIrrigationMonth

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June 27, 2019
How to Create Good Vibes at Your Office

Looking for a way to make your office more zen? Look no further!

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May 17, 2019
Smart Rain Launch New IOS and Android Mobile Applications

Managing irrigation watering needs just got a whole lot easier! Announcing the new Smart Rain app for IOS and Android mobile applications.

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March 27, 2019
How Good Property Management Saves Energy

As a property manager, are you watching energy and money go down the drain?

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February 27, 2019
Motivate your employees with these simple tips

As a manager, you have a special responsibility to motivate staff to do their best.

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February 13, 2019
Energy Saving Tips for Real Life

There are plenty of ways you can save energy.

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January 23, 2019
Energy conservation tips for cooler weather

The weather may be cooling off, but these energy tips are just starting to heat up!

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January 9, 2019
Keep your grass healthy and chemical free

Chemical free lawns are worth the effort. Find out how you can eliminate herbicides and hazardous fertilizers from your outdoor routine.

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December 26, 2018
Don’t let energy benchmarking break you

You need to know about energy benchmarking NOW.

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December 12, 2018
How to Introduce Some Green Ideas In Your Neighborhood

You've done a lot to go green in your home and at your workplace. What about your neighborhood?

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November 28, 2018
Ways to conserve energy

Stop nickel-and-diming yourself when it comes to energy conservation. Instead, go BIG.

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November 14, 2018
Don’t contribute to drought

At home and on the go, do your part to prevent drought conditions in your area.

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October 24, 2018
How property managers can make their communities greener

Property managers, get ready to get your green on!

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September 26, 2018
Bank more money for your properties with an energy audit

Is there money hiding on your properties? An energy audit can help you find out!

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August 22, 2018
How your high-rise can lower its energy use

Is your high-rise ripe for energy savings?

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August 8, 2018
Eco-friendly camping experience

Camping is an amazing way to get in touch with nature. Just make sure you leave no trace behind!

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July 25, 2018
Time-Saving Tips for Property Managers

Extra time can be hard to find, especially for property managers.

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June 26, 2018
What makes our tech “boss” worthy?

The technology at Smart Rain is nothing short of amazing. However, it still might have you asking what makes our technology worthy of the prestigious Best of State Statue in the Science and Technology category. We want to answer that question for you. The interface it easy to use. And we mean really easy. Every […]

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June 22, 2018
Become a water conservation genius

The temperatures are rising and your lawn is absolutely parched. How can you keep it green and luscious without wasting water or breaking the bank? Our Smart Saver program, of course!

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May 25, 2018
Smart Rain won the Best of State Statue

Best of State announced Thursday night, May 17th that Smart Rain won the Best of State Statue in the Science and Technology category. In addition to the Best of State Statue, Smart Rain also won 6 different medals in landscape engineering, software development, community development, smart buildings, entrepreneurship, and energy & sustainability. With Utah on […]

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April 13, 2018
NuTerra Saves 23 Million

Union Park Center is the premiere property of NuTerra Partners. It is an award winning Class A office park that boasts sought after office space accompanied by beautiful landscaped property and amazing Wasatch mountain views.   A few years ago Nate Thompson, Director of Asset Services, began working with Smart Rain to implement a smart sprinkler […]

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April 5, 2018
Smart Rain As Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018 Award Finalist

EY Announces Rudy and Jena Larsen of Smart Rain as Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 Award finalist in the Utah Region   Centerville Utah – March 5th 2018 – EY today announced that Rudy and Jena Larsen Founders of Smart Rain is a finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 Awards in the Utah […]

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April 4, 2018
Our Tech Talks Big

It’s all about software these days and here at Smart Rain there is nothing short of amazing technological advances going on! With our own in-house software team, we have built an amazing user interface that will blow you away! Want to see how much water and money you have saved with a click of button? […]

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March 19, 2018
Zions bank saves millions

Zions Bank is committed to reducing their carbon footprint by implementing energy saving projects and systems. Among these projects implemented they have installed water conservation technology from Smart Rain that monitors and automates the use of water in the sprinkler systems for the landscaping. Using Smart Rain’s patented system, Zions Bank has saved Millions of […]

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February 6, 2018
How can Smart Rain help you budget?

With water costs constantly rising year over year how do you keep tabs on your water bill? How do you manage and keep track of all of the irrigation tech times each month for issues that come up unexpectedly or for just regular maintenance and adjustments? Smart Rain can help you manage and stay on […]

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February 6, 2018
Dry winter in Southern Utah

Utah’s snow pack is sitting at 8% of normal right now. If you live in Southern Utah you have to go back to ‘old timers’ era to even find a year that is as bad of a year as we are having this year when it comes to water levels. The Virgin River is the […]

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January 15, 2018
What Will It Take to Get Utah's Snow Pack Back on Track?

With Utah’s mountains getting no help from Mother Nature to help with the 30-year lowest snow pack, many hope that we can make up for lack of snow fall in the coming months. What would it take to get us back to normal levels? Snow survey hydrologist Troy Brosten says that it would take a […]

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January 3, 2018
First and last smart controller

Irrigation technology, like all other technology, has evolved and improved over the years. Just like cell phones, tablets and cars, the new strides in “smart” technology have overtaken the market, and have become the new standard in all industries, including landscape irrigation. There are many different options of “smart” controllers.   With how much irrigation […]

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January 3, 2018
Lowest snow pack in Utah

With Utah dealing with its worst snow pack in 30 years, this starts to raise question on how this will impact us next year. Meteorologist Randy Graham says, "If things don't really improve, if we don't really start picking up on our snowpack, there are typically some impacts as far as water use going into […]

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October 27, 2017
How technology and technology automation can impact me

As technology automation is continuing to advance at an exponential rate, the advances of said technology are implemented into everything, from business, to education, to daily life.  By implementing specific technology into our lives, we have seen an increase in the way we shape our daily routines. Automated cloud technology has made documents easily accessible […]

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October 27, 2017
Technology and its impact on society

In the years to come, I feel that technology will make my education even easier because it will help add additional resources to the learning process. With holographic already being a common technology, I can see our professors being available in that form inside our homes. I also see interaction between classmates being reformed and […]

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October 27, 2017
Yellow Lawn

There are many reasons why grass may look yellow and dry.  First things first, your irrigation system needs to be working correctly.  This means there cannot be any broken sprinklers, clogged nozzles, or misaligned heads.  Make sure you are using the right type of sprinkler in the right place.  Turf, trees, shrubs and flowers sometimes […]

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October 27, 2017
Keep your water use under control tips

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Experts estimate that 50 percent of the water we use outdoors goes to waste from evaporation, wind, or runoff due to overwatering. Timing is everything… Know how much water your landscape actually needs before you set your sprinkler. Your local utility or landscape contractor can offer recommendations for how much water certain plants need in […]

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October 27, 2017
Irrigation start up

When spring arrives, and freezing temperatures cease, it's time to turn on irrigation systems and start watering again. However, when you do so, several very important steps are needed to prevent damaged pipes or irrigation components. Spring start-up guide has been provided below to help ensure your irrigation system is up and running with ease […]

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October 27, 2017
What it really takes to run a proper irrigation system

We all want to have a green lawn but do we really know how much water is needed?  It is easy to find ourselves overwatering.  In fact, it has been shown that we waste about 50% of water that is used on landscape and this is mostly due to overwatering. Here are some helpful tips […]

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October 27, 2017
How to winterize sprinkler system

1. Anything that is above ground or is close to the surface will likely freeze so these steps are important. Most buildings have either an underground stop and waste or irrigation shut offs, make sure these are turned off. 2. Connect air compressor to main line and pressurize. A quick coupler is one of the […]

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October 27, 2017
Ways to water more efficiently

Don't water in the middle of a hot day. Watering when it is cooler allows water to penetrate into the root zone where it can be most helpful to the plant. A good rule-of-thumb is to not water between the hours of 9am and 7pm. Water deeply. Deep soak your lawn's root zone where the […]

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September 27, 2017
2017 Fall Scholarship Winner

Congratulations to Anna Anderson of Utah State University on her video submission on how technology and automation can make an impact in your schooling for the 2017 fall semester Scholarship!  Thank you for all the submissions we received it was great to see the impact technology has on each one of us. Anna Anderson  

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June 1, 2017
Smart Rain wins Medals

Best of State announced its selection of Smart Rain as a medal winner for Smart Buildings, Environment Impact and Small Business in Utah Wednesday night. This prestigious award is only given to the top performing business service providers in the State of Utah. The categories Smart Rain was judged on where; general service practices, innovation […]

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October 30, 2013
No upfront cost install

So if you haven’t heard for the next 3 months Smart Rain will be offering No Upfront Install Cost. What does this mean for you? Well what this means is that you can get your irrigation system updated with our brand new state of the art system and we will pro-rate the cost of the […]

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August 8, 2013
St. Clair Square Case Study

In May 2013, we began irrigation monitoring at St. Clair Square, Fairview Heights, Ill. Since then we’ve seen a water savings of over 2.5 million gallons of water within two months, and yet their landscape is still lush and vibrant. By managing the amount of flow to specific zones based on the landscape needs we save […]

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April 15, 2013
IFMA Show Review - Watering System

We at Smart Rain just got back from a trip to the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) trade show in downtown Los Angeles. The show is for facility and property managers and business owners. It was a good opportunity for us to meet with potential clients in the industry and to get the Smart Rain […]

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February 19, 2013
Smart Controller Conservation of Water

Rudy Larsen, Executive Director of Development for Smart Rain teaches us the importance of water conservation and the impact it will have on us as a society. Along with Rudy, BenefitsOfRecycling.com recently gave some interesting statistics of our fresh water supply and how important it is to conserve our water. “With only 1% of water available for human […]

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February 18, 2013
Savings Over a Single Season

As the season progressed we found we were saving quite a bit of money, and our usage was quite a bit lower. I believe we have saved over a million gallons of water alone in one season.

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October 8, 2012
Irrigation monitoring

Managing your water resources helps reduce utility costs and avoid wasteful consumption. You can use irrigation systems to manage water consumption, but not all systems have the right features for cost-efficient use. This is where we can help.<!--more--> Smart Rain conducts irrigation monitoring and on-site assessments to help you save money on water consumption for […]

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