Millions of irrigation systems in use across the county are designed to keep turf and plants green and healthy, but aren’t designed to conserve water.

Smart water nozzles work to conserve water by managing flow through irrigation systems and applying water more efficiently than traditional nozzles. Replacing old nozzles with smart water nozzles is an excellent, environmentally responsible upgrade to any irrigation system.

“Smart water controllers are great; they monitor elements like rain, wind and temperature but they can’t make up for uneven water distribution,” said Dan Puthuff, construction channel manager, Horizon Distributors. “Smart water nozzles take water conservation to the next level by ensuring that water is applied evenly and uniformly across a landscaped area.”

Horizon Distributors offers a full selection of smart water nozzles including:

  • Toro® Precision™ Series Spray Nozzles

Precision Series Spray Nozzles deliver water at a precipitation rate of one inch per hour, ensuring that water is applied more slowly and evenly without sacrificing landscape health. Precision Series Spray Nozzles are available in a wide selection of arcs and radii, as well as male and female threads, making them ideal for large-scale installations and retrofits.

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  • Toro® Precision™ Series Rotating Nozzles

Powered by a proven planetary gear drive, Toro Precision Series Rotating Nozzles deliver wind-resistant, multi-stream, multi-trajectory patterns. Available in full-circle and adjustable-arc models, Precision Series Rotating Nozzles deliver a radius of 14 feet to 26 feet with unmatched uniformity and outstanding close-in watering, preventing the need to extend irrigation cycles to compensate for brown spots. The consistent precipitation rate of 0.55 inches per hour helps meet the needs of tight water windows.

  • Rain Bird® Rotary Nozzles

Rain Bird Rotary Nozzles deliver 0.60 inches per hour across a range of pressures, patterns and spacings. With approximately 60% less flow than conventional spray nozzles, Rotary Nozzles allow more heads per zone, reducing overall system complexity and cost. In addition, the precipitation rate matches the Rain Bird 5000/5000 Plus MPR Rotor nozzles allowing MPR irrigation designs from 13’ to 35’. Ideal for slopes and hillsides, the highly efficient water delivery of Rotary Nozzles reduces soil erosion and runoff.

  • Hunter® MP Rotator® Nozzles

Featuring a unique, multi-trajectory rotating stream delivery system, Hunter MP Rotator Nozzles fits any conventional spray head body or shrub adaptor and transforms it into a high uniformity, water-conserving sprinkler. With ultimate flexibility and low installation costs, the MP Rotator is available in six models and is ideal for new systems and retrofits. It’s also perfect for slopes and tight soils.

“Smart water nozzles offer substantial water savings and they are an important part of a complete smart water system,” added Puthuff. “They have an immediate impact on customers’ water bills. In fact, in many cases they will often pay for themselves in less than a year.”

To learn more, please visit your local Horizon store today.