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March 13th, 2012

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Hudgins Partners with EPA Watersense

March 13th, 2012

EPA Watersense Sprinkler PartnerTodd Hudgins of Queenstown Maryland, a Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor, has partnered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) WaterSense program to promote water-efficient landscapes and help consumers save water outdoors. Hudgins has undergone testing and achieved certification for landscape irrigation auditing with an emphasis on water efficiency, through a certification program labeled by WaterSense.

WaterSense irrigation partners have committed to helping consumers find water-efficient solutions for healthy lawns and gardens as well as their wallets and the environment, said Sheila Frace, Director, EPA Office of Water’s Municipal Support Division. WaterSense partners have been certified through programs that test individuals to ensure that they know the most efficient way to design, install and maintain, or audit a landscape irrigation system.

WaterSense irrigation partners certified through a WaterSense labeled auditor program can identify systems that are distributing water unequally or inefficiently and determine how to improve performance.

By signing up as a Water Sense partner, Hudgins has committed to supporting water-efficient landscape watering practices and staying up-to-date on the latest practices and technologies.

EPA estimates that more than 50 percent of commercial and residential irrigation water use can go to waste due to evaporation, runoff, or over-watering, Frace said. Through efficient irrigation techniques and products, WaterSense partners can help their customers save water and money while reducing stress on water systems and maintaining a beautiful landscape

EPA launched WaterSense in 2006 to promote water efficiency and enhance the market for water-efficient technologies by helping customers easily identify products and services that meet EPA’s criteria for performance and efficiency.


WaterSense, a public-private partnership program sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, helps protect our water supply for future generations by making it easy to identify water-efficient products and services. For more information on WaterSense or a full list of WaterSense irrigation partners, visit