Rainwater Irrigation System Installer Wins Environmental Leadership Award
University Sprinklers is exceptionally proud that Whalen Bishop, our resident rainwater irrigation system guru, was awarded a prestigious Environmental Leadership Award of the Fraser Valley, for his innovative work on a rainwater harvesting system for a Cultus Lake area commercial chicken farm. Read more about this innovative water saving project here.
The Rotary Club of Abbotsford-Matsqui hosted the fifth annual Environmental Leadership Awards of the Fraser Valley on Thursday March 17 at the Ramada Plaza and Conference Centre. Honours were presented in eight categories to individuals, organizations and businesses that have demonstrated leadership in the stewardship of the environment. Keynote speaker was Dr. Lenore Newman of the University of the Fraser Valley, Canada research chair in food security and the environment. Newman, 2015 recipient of the Green Leader Award, spoke about the need to preserve agricultural land.
Whalen Bishop was identified as a leading Water Saver for his work on a project that significantly enhanced the rainwater collection on a commercial chicken farm.
Commercial and agricultural operations continue to look at Rainwater Irrigation Systems as an important alternative to traditional irrigation systems, especially after drought summers like we experienced in 2015. Even some residential homeowners are implementing rainwater harvesting on their properties. As BC’s largest irrigation company, it’s important to us that we lead the charge in this field, which makes this recognition of Whalen’s expertise as exciting for us as it is for him. We are proud of his achievements and his contribution to this important technology.
We Are Recognized Leaders in Rainwater Irrigation Systems
We are longtime members of the American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association, an association dedicated to the promotion of the practice of rainwater harvesting, and we continue to lead the irrigation industry in water wise technologies. With University Sprinklers’ Accredited Rainwater Harvester distinction from the American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association, we continue to show our commitment to obtaining the certification and education needed to further develop our commitment to saving water.
We are also members of CANARM, the Canadian Association for Rainwater Management. CANARM is a resource for education, awareness, training, and connectivity for various groups and individuals involved in the rainwater industry in Canada. We are also very proud that University Sprinklers’ Residential Sales and Service Manager, Whalen Bishop is now a member of the Board of Directors at CANARM. Whalen is very excited about rainwater’s future relationship with irrigation design.
Additionally, our VP David Pfortmueller is a member of the Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense Program through the Irrigation Association in the United States.
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