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Hydropoint Addresses Water Conservation and AB 1881 Mandates at League of California Cities Conference

Submitted by: HydroPoint Data Systems

Categories: Sustainability, Events

Posted: Sep 23, 2008 – 12:48 PM EST


HydroPoint's Sustainability 2.0 Solution Empowers California Cities to Achieve Green Objectives

Sep. 23 /CSRwire/ - PETALUMA, CA. - September 23, 2008 - HydroPoint Data Systems Inc., provider of the WeatherTRAK(R) Smart Water Management solution, today announced that the company will be attending the League of California Cities Annual Conference in Long Beach on Sept. 24. HydroPoint will be on hand in booth 462 to discuss the company’s Sustainability 2.0 solution that empowers cities to reduce their water footprint by fusing economic benefit with conservation.

According to the American Water Works Association research, 58 percent of urban water goes to landscapes which are typically overwatered from 30 – 300 percent. Figure #1 shows a breakdown of water usage per household.

To address widespread outdoor water waste, the California lawmakers have passed legislation, Assembly Bill 1881, targeting cities, homeowners and water agencies. AB 1881 requires local agencies to adopt water efficient landscape ordinances no later than January 2010. The legislation also mandates performance standards for landscape irrigation equipment, including Smart Water Management controllers to reduce the wasteful, inefficient consumption of water.

HydroPoint's WeatherTRAK Smart Water Management solution complies with the AB 1881 legislation by reducing water use by up to 59 percent and water run off by 71 percent. Cities and counties using WeatherTRAK maximize water efficiency, while also driving bottom-line cost savings through conservation.

Leading cities across California from Petaluma, Newport Beach, and Healdsburg are proactively implementing the WeatherTRAK Smart Water Management solution to prepare for the adoption of AB 1881. These cities have standardized on WeatherTRAK due to the solution's performance in more than 23 public agency studies, including the recent Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) study. LADWP conducted a Smart Irrigation Controller Pilot Study and found that the WeatherTRAK solution captured 95 percent of water conservation potential, ensuring conservation efforts.

HydroPoint's WeatherTRAK Smart Water Management solution is proven to save four times more water than traditional urban water conservation practices. The solution eliminates waste by dynamically adjusting water output based on plant needs and changing local weather. Automation also boosts the productivity of landscape maintenance teams since workers no longer need to adjust irrigation systems manually when the weather changes, meaning cities can redirect maintenance efforts and costs to other critical infrastructure projects.

Taking place Sept. 24 - 27, the League of California Cities 110th Annual Conference is held at the Long Beach Convention Center, and celebrates this year’s theme of "Sailing into the Future." More than 1,800 California mayors, council members, city officials and staff will be on hand to discuss issue facing cities such as housing and infrastructure, climate change, public safety, economic development and leadership and government.

WeatherTRAK is a 2008 Platinum League Partner. Visit HydroPoint's WeatherTRAK at booth #462.

For more information please visit the League's Web site at www.cacities.org/ac.

About HydroPoint Data Systems, Inc.
HydroPoint, founded in 2002, is the market and technology leader in smart water management. The company's WeatherTRAK solution conserves more water than previous urban water conservation technologies by a factor of four. The WeatherTRAK solution uniquely delivers a multitude of financial and environmental benefits by revolutionizing management of the area of greatest waste in urban water use: landscape irrigation. Proven in 23 independent studies, the WeatherTRAK solution saves water, reduces energy demand and protects water quality while it minimizes liability and expense exposure. In 2007 alone, 15,000 WeatherTRAK subscribers saved over 6.7 billion gallons of water, 26.9 million kilowatt hours of power and 36.1 million pounds of CO2 while they returned $60 million to their bottom lines. Headquartered in Petaluma, Calif., HydroPoint is privately owned and operated. More information can be found at http://www.weathertrak.com.

WeatherTRAK is a registered trademark of HydroPoint Data Systems, Inc.

For more information, please contact:

Melissa Roxas SHIFT Communications for HydroPoint
Phone: (415) 591-8406


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