Chris Le Conte is nominated for Canada Top 40 under 40!

SMART Watering Systems President & founder Chris Le Conte is nominated for Canada's Top 40 under 40! Canada
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SWS & Clients provide potable water to Sudan

SMART Watering Systems purchases 100,000 litres worth of water sustainability credits that will provide potable water for water stressed areas of Sudan...On behalf of their clients Bentall LP, Oxford Properties, Brookfield Residential Services Ltd., 20 Vic and The Erin Mills Development Corporation, SWS has purchased materials for the construction of 5 sand based water filters that will help reduce illness from waterborne bacteria and provide 100, 000 litres of clean, safe potable water for water stressed communities in Sudan. These filters will provide drinking water for the community and result in a decrease of Green House gas emissions by 15 tonnes by eliminating the deforestation normally required to boil
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SWS Chris Le Conte features in National Post

"I was trying to get contractors to go out and sell innovative water conservation technologies, because I identified a need for them" he said. "Unfortunately, these products still weren't getting into the market because people didn't understand complex irrigation systems that did things like communicate with weather stations to adjust water use".Read more:
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SWS Featured in Horticultural Review

Chris Le Conte talks about what SMART Watering Systems does, reducing potable water use, harvesting storm water, legislation and education.Visit: http://www.horttrades.com/horticulture-review---june-2010
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SWS & 75 Wynford Heights Cr. win a 2010 Toronto Green Award!

SWS is pleased to have won a 2010 a City of Toronto Green Award with 75 Wynford Heights Cr. SWS & 75 Wynford Heights Cr. received an award of excellence in water efficiency category.
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SWS: 2010 finalist for a City of Toronto Green Awards

SWS is pleased to be a 2010 finalist for a City of Toronto Green Award, Water Efficiency Category. In 2009, SWS received an Award of Excellence in this category.
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Visit SWS at the PM Expo Springfest!

Visit SMART Watering Systems at the annual PM Expo Springfest! The 16th Annual SpringFest returns on April 28, 2010 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre North Building. This exclusive one-day event features educational seminars and top exhibits for building owners, property managers, facility managers and others responsible for building maintenance and facility operations.
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SWS is pleased to offer our spring Lunch N Learn series

March 4th - Due to high demand a third date has been added!March 1st and 18th come learn about the latest technology and trends in irrigation water management and design.Presentations include water conserving methodologies with case studies showing actual projects and results.Space is limited so sign up now.
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David G. Sim carries olympic torch for 2010 Vancouver Games

SWS would like to formally congratulate David for carrying the 2010 Olympic torch on January 1, 2010 from Larder lake (15mins east of Kirkland Lake) home of the giant trout.
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David G. Sim earns LEED AP designation

SWS is pleased to announce that David G. Sim has earned his LEED AP designation!
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Bentall turns off the tap to realize water savings!

Bentall Real Estate has implemented many projects to increase their sustainability, such as an aggressive GHG Reduction Strategy. Striving towards continued environmental improvement, their most recent innovate project involves water conservation.In early 2008, the Bentall property management team at 6880 Financial Drive turned their attention to outdoor water use. Having metered three irrigation points of connection, it was established that irrigation water use was approximately 14,000m3 per year. With water rates increasing 9% per year, reducing this potable water usage represented a significant opportunity to save money and reduce the Building water footprint.In March 2008, SMART Watering Systems (SWS) partnered with Bentall LP to reduce water use and, after a site evaluation, implemented an Irrigation Management System (IMS) that is centrally monitored by SWS. The IMS uses local weather information to make daily schedule adjustments that eliminates overwatering and promotes healthy landscape growth. Property management also installed high efficiency nozzles in problem areas which significantly reduced water waste occurring from over-pressurization and wind. Mid-Season monitoring and inspections of the irrigation systems ensure that property damage and water waste is eliminated.After 2 years of monitoring and measurement, the landscape water use was reduced by 20,000m3 while maintaining a beautiful campus enjoyed by the building tenants. Doug Silk, General Manager comments,"Weather based irrigation management has helped us achieve significant annual potable water use reductions. It just makes sense to adjust our irrigation schedule as the weather changes.Clearly, responsible water use is good for our landscapes, the environment and our bottom line."For the original story please click on the following link... http://www.partnersinprojectgreen.com/news-a-events/222-bentall-turns-off-the-tap-to-realize-water-savings
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SWS invited to speak to Hotel Association of Canada

David G. Sim, Director
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Landscape Water Use - No Longer a Secret

Recently American President Obama
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The impact of peak water, peak oil & peak wheat

The real impact of the peaking of any finite resource is that long-established demand continues to rise while the supply goes into terminal decline. This is the nexus of a crisis. In our growth-addicted global society to it means that growth of whatever sectors of the economy and society rely on that resource must cease. There is much discussion and debate about peak oil and the broad impact it will have on our energy-hungry global society. But we are facing other peaks which will ultimately have even more devastating consequences. In a three part series, I would like to cover peak water, peak oil and peak wheat. I look forward to reading your posting on the topics and hearing each of you communicate what you think would happen if we reached peak on all three of them at the same time...For the rest of the article please go to: http://blog.valcent.net/?p=392
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SWS earns Water Conservation Award!

SMART Watering Systems is pleased to announce that they have received the prestigious Landscape Ontario Award of Excellence in Water Conservation. This award was conferred on SWS as a result of their work at Yorkdale mall which resulted in a potable water use reduction of 80% in one season and a total water use reduction of over 11,000,000 litres.These savings also resulted in reduced property damage from leaks and a 2281 kg reduction in Green House Gases (carbon.)
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SWS: Over 400,000 litres of Rainwater harvesting!

As of 2008 SMART Watering Systems has designed and commissioned over 400,000 litres of rainwater harvesting storage capacity in Southern Ontario.
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Robert Cooke & Matthew Sandink earn CWCM-L from IA!

SMART Watering Systems is happy to announce that Robert Cooke and Matthew Sandink have both recently successfully achieved certifications as Certified Water Conservation Managers-Landscape. This Certification is only attainable after demonstrated knowledge of several years of industry experience and after achieving other high level certifications from the Irrigation Association of America.In fact, Robert and Matthew are 2 of only 5 Canadians who have successfully achieved this designation. For more information on Irrigation Association Certifications please visit
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SWS customers have saved over 100,000,000 litres Since 2007

Since 2007, SWS customers have saved over 100,000,000 litres of potable water.These savings correlate to over $150,000 in water costs and over 20,000 kg of Carbon.
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Chris Le Conte, Featured in SMART Irrigation Cover Story!

This story about SMART Watering Systems & founder Chris Le Conte ran in the July 2008 issue of Lawn & Landscape Magazine. Click here, to read the full story...
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