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Rain Bird ET Manager

ET Manager and its manufacturer, Weather Reach, are now part of Smart Rain—a smart irrigation technology company. Take a look at the link below to find out more information.


Smart Rain is a Utah-based smart irrigation technology company that helps property managers conserve water and save money on water bills. Smart Rain is an invaluable tool for its customers, and in just seven years of business, it has created significant value for property managers. Smart Rain has saved customers more than one billion gallons of water, $2 million in water bills, and 100,000 hours of property work.
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*The Rain Bird ET Manager is no longer available, but Smart Rain offers advanced smart irrigation technology. Visit Smart Rain for more information.
The Rain Bird ET Manager is a simple solution to the complexities of water management. It’s built on the proven, uncompromised science of climate-based irrigation control, providing professionals with trustworthy automated water management.
Precise water management is key to avoiding over-watering, making the ET Manager a property manager’s most effective tool. The ET Manager helps maintain the ideal moisture balance in your soil. And as the weather changes, your ET Manager receives automatic updates every hour, so your controller only waters when needed.
ET is the amount of water lost from the soil through evaporation, plus the plant’s water loss, known as transpiration. Evaporation and transpiration are both heavily affected by weather conditions. Rain Bird ET Manager this information and local weather data to water your landscape only when it needs it. The results: significant water savings, deeper root systems, and healthier, attractive landscapes.


  • ET Manager Cartridge—Add it to a ESP-LXD Controller or ESP-LXME Controller to make it a ET/Weather-based irrigation smart controller
  • Model ETMi — This simple, powerful irrigation management solution works with virtually any controller, converting a conventional irrigation setup into a weather-smart system that adjusts itself according to accurate real-time weather data.


ETC-LX Manual - English (PDF: 4.4 MB)ETC-LX Manual - Spanish (PDF: 4.3 MB)


User Manual - English (PDF: 4.4 MB)



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