Irrigation Water Technologies America, Inc. is Now KISSS America

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Irrigation Water Technologies America, Inc., (IWTA) a leading manufacturer and supplier of state-of-the-art, sustainable and water efficient sub-surface irrigation solutions, has changed its name to KISSS America, Inc.

KISSS America

We are now easily identified as North America’s source for state-of-the-art, closed-loop, cost-effective irrigation solutions.

Irrigation Water Technologies America, Inc., (IWTA) a leading manufacturer and supplier of state-of-the-art, sustainable and water efficient sub-surface irrigation solutions, has changed its name to KISSS America, Inc.

The Colorado-based company’s name change to KISSS America follows a recent license agreement to manufacture KISSS products in the U.S. reached with Irrigation Water Technologies (IWT), the Australian inventor of the sub-surface irrigation technology.

“Our mission is to be the most innovative company in the irrigation industry worldwide,” Dave Hunter, President and CEO of KISSS America, said. “Becoming KISSS America positions us to be the leader in manufacturing and distribution of KISSS products throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico. We are now easily identified as North America’s source for state-of-the-art, closed-loop, cost-effective irrigation solutions.”

KISSS America’s license agreement, which took effect in December 2010, provides a five-year license with an automatic five-year renewal. Manufacturing is targeted to begin in the second quarter of 2011 in Longmont, Colo., once IWT sets up the machinery in the North American plant.

KISSS systems use significantly less water than a traditional sprinkler system with less power, fertilizer, and other chemicals resulting in better turf and plant quality. KISSS works by pulsing water through subsurface lateral irrigation lines to a geo-textile fabric which, using capillary action, disperses water into the soil directly to the root zone. The geo-textile fabric maintains moisture uniformity along its length and allows soil to absorb water as needed at a slower and more effective rate. The polyethylene backing on the fabric also mitigates the potential for water loss through downward percolation. With proper scheduling, KISSS will sustain an optimum soil water balance, eliminating the "feast or famine" soil moisture condition delivered by other systems.

For more information on KISSS America, visit online http://www.kisssusa.com.

KISSS America, Inc., formerly Irrigation Water Technologies America, Inc., recently introduced a revolutionary, patented irrigation technology to the United States, Canada and Mexico. The KISSS system utilizes capillary action to deliver water directly to the root zone in turf, gardens, and trees. As a result, the system uses significantly less water than sprinklers and conventional drip irrigation, yet uniformly wets more soil volume. In addition to using less water, the system makes it possible to add chemicals to the root zone only, eliminating run off and pollution. The KISSS system was used in the creation of state-of-the-art living roofs at the Target Center in Minneapolis and the William J. Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, Arkansas. The Clinton facility is the first presidential library to earn an award from the U.S. Green Committee for environmental design.

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