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States & local governments join IA in celebrating Smart Irrigation Month

FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA (Aug. 3, 2017) – Each July, the Irrigation Association and industry partners come together to highlight irrigation technology and best practices. Numerous communities, cities and states joined in the promotion of water-use efficiency during Smart Irrigation Month 2017.

“We want to thank all of the stakeholders that worked to carry the efficient irrigation message this July,” said IA’s CEO Deborah Hamlin, CAE, FASAE. “These 18 proclamations recognizing July as Smart Irrigation Month signal the importance of innovative irrigation technologies and practices.”

The IA would like to thank the following government entities for getting involved in the 2017 campaign:

  • Arizona
  • Colorado
  • Town of Castle Rock, Colorado
  • City of Grand Junction, Colorado
  • Mesa County, Colorado
  • Indiana
  • Louisiana
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • New Jersey
  • North Carolina
  • Oklahoma
  • City of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Alberta, Canada
  • British Columbia, Canada
  • City of Calgary, Canada
  • Manitoba, Canada

After another successful Smart Irrigation Month, the IA looks to continue sharing about efficient irrigation and best practices all year-round. It is always the right time to promote efficient water use. It is also never too early to begin thinking about Smart Irrigation Month 2018. In preparation for next July, check out the IA’s State Proclamation Request Guide to find information and tips on how to request a proclamation in your state. This guide, as well as a sample proclamation and press release, are available at

Is your state or local proclamation missing? Contact the IA Senior Policy and Advocacy Manager (703.536.7080) to be added to the IA website.