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Irrigation Association & The Water Zone to expand educational outreach

FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA (March 14, 2017)
— The Water Zone radio show is excited to announce that it will partner with the Irrigation Association to provide on-air educational training for the irrigation and landscape professional. The partnership will extend the IA’s and The Water Zone’s educational outreach and make technical programs more accessible to the public.

Training will be conducted quarterly by a rotating group of IA-certified irrigation specialists. Listeners will be able to earn IA continuing education units. The first series of technical presentations will air April 27, 2017, and will focus on irrigation hydraulics and basic system troubleshooting techniques.

The award-winning radio show is sponsored by The Toro Company and has featured myriad notable federal, state and local governmental representatives, water agencies, educators, scientists, horticulturists and meteorologists to impart information to the general public about water use, legislation and best practices.

“This is a first for our industry,” stated Rob Starr, co-host of The Water Zone. “We are honored to partner with the Irrigation Association to provide a unique way to further educate professionals and the public about irrigation systems and proper landscape water management.”

“We are thrilled to be partnering with The Water Zone to provide a platform for irrigation industry professionals to tap into additional learning opportunities,” said Clover Belluz, CIT, IA’s professional development director. “The programming being offered by this partnership provides another educational avenue as we strive to promote efficient irrigation.”

The Water Zone broadcasts live Thursdays at 6:00 p.m. Pacific on KCAA 1050 AM, 102.3 FM and 106.5 FM in Southern California. Outside of the listening area, the shows can be accessed via UStream or at