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  • “Innovation & Performance in Irrigation Management” www.etwater.com
  • © 2012 ETwater Systems, Proprietary and Confidential – Not for Distribution 2
  • Agenda • Landscape Water Conservation Technology • Drivers.. ̶ Water used in landscapes – 20-40% vs.. conventional systems Reduction in runoff and other visible water waste Improved plant health and vitality Increased management efficiency Utility subsidization Compelling ROI ̶ ̶ ̶ ̶ ̶ • Barriers.. – – – – Paradigm shift from conventional irrigation management Lack of trust Training/education/adoption lags technology Participation is voluntary 1. CS Energy Policy RepoWA “End Uses of Water” © 2012 ETwater Systems, Proprietary and Confidential – Not for Distribution 4
  • Fast Facts about ETwater • Founded in 2002 – Celebrating 10 years leading innovation and water savings • Planned and Consistent Growth – 2012 volume up 70% over 2011 – Staff growth of 40% since 2010 – Expanded from regional to national sales & distribution since 2011 • Numerous new products and services in 2011 and 2012 – Hardware: HermitCrab; Rain Bird 50-pin Panel – Software: At-a-Glance Dashboard; Budgeting Tools • “Reshored” manufacturing to USA from China in 2011 • 95% annual customer retention rate © 2012 ETwater Systems, Proprietary and Confidential – Not for Distribution
  • How the ETwater System Works 3. 1. User enters landscape profile online, saved in cloud 2. Local weather stations capture weather and rainfall data 3. ETwater servers compute EvapoTranspiration and daily irrigation schedules 2. 1. 5. 4. Field-based smart controllers connect wirelessly with servers to exchange schedules and data 5. Smart controllers execute daily irrigation schedules © 2012 ETwater Systems, Proprietary and Confidential – Not for Distribution 6
  • EvapoTranspiration (the ET in ETwater) • ET is the loss of water from the earth & plants to the atmosphere – Evaporation from ground – Transpiration from plants • ET changes as weather changes • Different plants have different ET © 2012 ETwater Systems, Proprietary and Confidential – Not for Distribution 7
  • Case Study: Denver Campus • 37% reduction in annual water use after installation of ETwater • Reduced water consumption moved client into lower billing tiers • 64% dollar savings on annual water bill, from $46,000  $16,500 Annual Water Bill ($$) Annual Water Consumption Tiered pricing accelerates savings 9,000 8,000 7,000 6,000 5,000 4,000 3,000 2,000 1,000 0 1,000s of gallons 8.5mm gal $50,000 5.3mm gal 2010 2011 8,531 5,360 Annual Water Bill in $$ Landscape Water use (1,000’ gal) (1,000’s gallons) $46,000/yr $40,000 $30,000 $16,500/yr $20,000 $10,000 $Annual Water Bill 2010 2011 $45,907 $16,495 © 2012 ETwater Systems, Proprietary and Confidential – Not for Distribution 10
  • Managing Runoff & Other Water Waste 1. CS Energy Policy RepoWA “End Uses of Water” © 2012 ETwater Systems, Proprietary and Confidential – Not for Distribution 11
  • Improved Plant Health & Vitality • • • • Apply the right amount of water at the right time Improved drought tolerance/disease resistance Increased aesthetics Increased property values 1. CS Energy Policy RepoWA “End Uses of Water” © 2012 ETwater Systems, Proprietary and Confidential – Not for Distribution 12
  • Monitor & Manage from Any Connected Device © 2012 ETwater Systems, Proprietary and Confidential – Not for Distribution 13
  • Utility Incentives/Rebates • Southern Nevada Water Authority – $200 per controller (not to exceed 50% of cost) – Turf replacement incentives • Denver Water • 25% of purchase price of qualifying controller • $2 per nozzle for high efficiency sprinkler nozzles • Aurora, Colorado • Irrigation efficiency rebates with water audit • Turf replacement/landscape modification incentives 1. CS Energy Policy RepoWA “End Uses of Water” © 2012 ETwater Systems, Proprietary and Confidential – Not for Distribution 15
  • Compelling ROI • 20% - 40% reduction in landscape water use • Capital cost recovery in 2 watering seasons – possibly less • 50% (or more) of urban water use tied to landscape • Reduction in embedded energy cost • Subscription models supported through sustainable water savings • Remote management > increased labor efficiency • Server-based architecture > continuous product enhancement 1. CS Energy Policy RepoWA “End Uses of Water” © 2012 ETwater Systems, Proprietary and Confidential – Not for Distribution 16
  • Landscape Water Conservation Technology • Barriers to adoption       Departure from conventional irrigation management Training/education/adoption lags technology Building trust/confidence takes time Early adopters tend to be scarce Participation is voluntary Water restrictions without alternatives to fixed day watering 1. CS Energy Policy RepoWA “End Uses of Water” © 2012 ETwater Systems, Proprietary and Confidential – Not for Distribution 17
  • “When the well's dry, we know the worth of water.” Benjamin Franklin Poor Richard's Almanac 1746 © 2012 ETwater Systems, Proprietary and Confidential – Not for Distribution 18
  • Thank You © 2012 ETwater Systems, Proprietary and Confidential – Not for Distribution 19