CAL STATE L.A. SAVING 2,000 GALLONS OF WATER PER HOUR BRINGS AWARD OF $50,000 FROM LOS ANGELES DWP
Los Angeles, CA /PRNewswire/ -- "Yesterday's Earth Day, a day where conservation and sustainability of the earth's environment is recognized, the awarding of a $50,000 check to Cal State L.A. by the Los Angeles DWP represents a serious awareness of the need for water savings performance services that Water2Save has patented," says Gary Gelinas CEO and Founder of Water2Save. "Our California-based company is truly in the forefront of advancing water savings technology which optimizes watering of aesthetic landscapes, and which keeps the plants healthy and green while saving extraordinary amounts of potable water."
"Keeping the campus green while saving the university $100,000 on their water bills, since we installed our wireless service over 18 months ago, gives us a reason to smile," said Gelinas. "Today's $50,000 DWP cash award, based on documented savings at $3.50 per thousand gallons, to this great university, is a personal source of pride for our company."
Cal State L.A. installed Water2Save's wireless water management service in September 2008 and has since saved more than 27 million gallons of water, which is about 2,000 gallons of water an hour or enough to sustain 129 families in L.A. Water2Save features a fully integrated "stealth" technology which remotely manages daily water usage based on a patented forecasted and measured weather data methodology. "Not only are we saving water, but Water2Save does not require my employees to learn a new system, which saves my staff a lot of time. They also do not have to change watering schedules when the weather changes or shut the controllers off before it rains," says John Ferris, Director of Facilities Services at Cal State L.A.
"People are becoming more and more aware that water is the most important resource we have on Earth and necessary for sustaining life," concluded Gelinas at the Earth Week news conference where the DWP award check was presented to the university. "People cannot live without water for more than a week; clean fresh water must be conserved so that life, as we know it, can flourish and prosper."