Ladera Ranch Selects HydroPoint to Improve Irrigation Operational Efficiency and Save Water

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Ladera Ranch has selected HydroPoint for its new site-wide irrigation solution and will standardize on WeatherTRAK controllers with OptiFlow throughout its 4,000-acre planned community.

HydroPoint WeatherTRAK with OptiFlow offers comprehensive visibility across the entire site, effective management of narrow water windows and tools to help us achieve more with fewer truck rolls and man hours.

HydroPoint Data Systems, an established leader in smart water management solutions and maker of WeatherTRAK smart irrigation technology, today announced that Ladera Ranch has selected HydroPoint for its new site-wide irrigation solution and will standardize on WeatherTRAK controllers with OptiFlow throughout its 4,000-acre planned community. The Southern California community’s stated goals during the evaluation process were to conserve water and to ensure its always-stunning landscape stayed that way, both without adding management time or labor cost.

“We manage thousands of professionally maintained acres throughout Orange County and knew that to achieve Ladera Ranch’s goals they needed to adopt both a cloud-based platform and advanced flow management,” stated Lott Steffey, principal at landscape management firm Mosaic Consulting, Inc. “HydroPoint WeatherTRAK with OptiFlow offers comprehensive visibility across the entire site, effective management of narrow water windows and tools to help us achieve more with fewer truck rolls and man hours.”

“Ladera Ranch is one of America’s largest and most beautiful planned communities,” said Steve Hohl, owner of Water Concern, the irrigation design and water management consulting firm that designed the site. “Keeping it pristine takes expertise and time. The HydroPoint central dashboard will give Mosaic Consulting the information and tools needed to more effectively and easily manage water usage throughout the site.”

At full deployment, HydroPoint’s solution at Ladera Ranch will include:

  • Nearly 300 WeatherTRAK Pro3 controllers
  • WeatherTRAK Central for web-based real-time visibility and control
  • OptiFlow advanced flow management
  • WeatherTRAK Mobile

Rene Orta of Mosaic Consulting is the on-site manager responsible for the ongoing success of the project, including daily set-up, programming and monitoring. Site One Landscape is the supplying vendor and O’Connell Landscape Maintenance will operate the system and maintain the site on an ongoing basis.

“Ladera Ranch is one of the best water managed properties in the nation,” said Chris Spain, HydroPoint co-founder and CEO. “Their decision to select WeatherTRAK with Optiflow to improve their overall water management and to keep their community beautiful is a huge testimony to how powerful OptiFlow is.”

About HydroPoint
HydroPoint is the proven leader in smart water management solutions, making water – both indoors and out – simpler to manage through visibility and automation. As the 2014 EPA WaterSense® Manufacturer Partner of the Year, the Company offers WeatherTRAK and Baseline, the most complete and effective smart irrigation management systems available today; WaterCompass, an innovative leak detection and flow monitoring solution; and Sustainability Services to accelerate savings. From Walmart to Los Angeles County, HydroPoint has been helping commercial, government, education and home communities maximize water savings, reduce operating costs and minimize risk since 2002. For more information, visit http://www.hydropoint.com.

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