Orbit Celebrates Earth Day; Encourages All to Conserve Water

New “B-hyve” Smart Wi-Fi Sprinkler Timer passes EPA
WaterSense testing

SALT LAKE CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Orbit Irrigation Products proudly celebrates Earth Day, a day intended
to inspire and motivate people the world over to take actions which will
build a healthy, sustainable environment, address climate change, and
protect the Earth for future generations. One of the Earth’s
increasingly scarce resources is the availability of fresh water. In
association with Earth Day and in support of conserving water, Orbit
announced today it has received notice that its new B-hyve Smart Wi-Fi
Sprinkler Timer has passed rigorous EPA WaterSense testing.

The EPA estimates that landscape irrigation accounts for nearly
one-third of all residential water use, totaling nearly 9 billion
gallons per day. Experts estimate that as much as 50 percent of this
water is wasted due to overwatering caused by inefficiencies in
irrigation methods and systems. Since Orbit sells more sprinkler timers
to homeowners than any other manufacturer, the company feels a strong
commitment to providing timers which reduce this waste.

“We are the leader in getting water to the right place in the
homeowner’s yard, and we have dedicated ourselves to putting technology
in their hands that can do it more efficiently than anyone else,” stated
Brad Wardle, Project Manager for the B-hyve. “The genius of the B-hyve
is its ability to seamlessly connect to your smartphone, tablet or
computer, and let weather feeds and smart watering algorithms
automatically adjust your watering for you. The B-hyve keeps you updated
on what is happening and when, and can send you alerts anywhere in the
world.”

Another unique feature of the B-hyve is a key benefit that has long been
a passion at Orbit: enhanced sprinkler audit technology. The B-hyve
incorporates Orbit’s award-winning method for using precise measurements
of how much water a homeowner’s sprinklers are delivering and how evenly
they are doing it. While other smart timers on the market have to rely
on default information about sprinkler systems in general, the B-hyve
has the ability to capture and use information that is completely unique
to each homeowner’s sprinkler system. This gives the B-hyve the
advantage of providing the highest possible accuracy in calculating each
homeowner’s ideal watering schedule.

Homeowners can realize many benefits of smart technology, but water
conservation is at the top of the list. Orbit has partnered with local
water agencies to demonstrate the water-saving capabilities of the
B-hyve.

“It’s not enough just to claim that the B-hyve saves water. For us it is
very important that the claims we make are backed by independent,
real-world testing, and not just bench tests in a lab,” Stuart Eyring,
Chief Operating Officer of Orbit, said. “Our goal as a company is to
deliver leading-edge technology that gives homeowners the ability to
easily create and maintain best-in-class sprinkler systems, and give
them the world’s smartest timers to produce optimum water
conservation—all while preserving their beautiful landscaping.”

Having passed the EPA WaterSense tests, the B-hyve will next be listed
on the EPA’s website as eligible for water rebates. The Southern Nevada
Water Authority has already made the B-hyve rebate-eligible. A 6-station
B-hyve retailing for $99.99 has an after-rebate price of just $49.99 to
the homeowner, making it an exceptional value.

“With a rebate, a homeowner can have all the features that the B-hyve
offers for about the same price as a conventional timer, making the
purchase decision an easy one,” added Eyring. “Other water agencies and
municipalities are also expected to approve the B-hyve for rebates in
the coming weeks.”

Today, on Earth Day, Orbit is especially proud that installing the
B-hyve has the potential to deliver more water savings to a homeowner
than any other single action— an action made simple with the very latest
in technology.

For more information about the B-hyve, visit http://bhyve.orbitonline.com.

About Orbit

With facilities worldwide, Orbit is the world leader in manufacturing
and supplying irrigation, misting and home improvement products to
homeowners in 40 countries across five continents. Orbit’s manufacturing
capabilities cover the spectrum of national and international product
development and design, skilled engineering resources and
state-of-the-art injection molding facilities.
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