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Use Time Restrictions For Better Water Management During Droughts

Earn 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit) For This Training.

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Daniel Martinez
Daniel Martinez

Technical Sales & Training Manager | ETwater, a JAIN IRRIGATION COMPANY

It would be remarkable to water every day when it was most beneficial to water. Still, life happens, and water managers are often asked to ensure water sprinklers are not watering during specific days and times. HOA meetings, municipal restrictions, outdoor weddings, and sports tournaments are just a few of the many reasons sprinklers can water at all times of the day. 

In the past, water managers used block days to ensure no water runs during these critical activities. However, now with strong municipal restrictions, it is more difficult to water. For example, when a city tells us, we can’t water after 10 am. Using the block days feature, if we block a day, no watering will occur. The same issue is true if the restriction is before 10 am and after 6 pm. These drought restrictions make it harder to water.

Time restrictions, a new feature of Jain Unity, make watering during strict restrictions due to drought easy. A time restriction can span any period from 1 minute to days, months, or years. In addition, you’ll can easily configure and set any recurring restrictions, with or without an end date,  of repeating events such as mowing day, site maintenance or inspection days, holidays, municipal restrictions, interval watering, and others throughout the season.

During this session, you will learn:

  1. Where to find time restrictions in Unity
  2. Just how easy it is to use time restrictions
  3. The best water management strategies to use with time restrictions
  4. Additional ways to use time restrictions to save water.


Daniel Martinez

Technical Sales & Training Manager | ETwater, a JAIN IRRIGATION COMPANY

At JAIN ETwater Daniel is responsible for technical support in the field of weather-based irrigation controller and flow meter installation, along with controller hardware and JAIN Unity software training; in-person site walks of irrigation systems; and, troubleshooting or review of irrigation scheduling and smart controller programming. He is bilingual English and Spanish. Daniel has over 17 years of experience in the irrigation Industry, including Controller Programming, Irrigation System Troubleshooting, Wire Tracing and Valve Locating, Pipe Fitting and Valve Repair. He has worked as a consultant for the Community Gardens at Brian Bonamino Park in Riverside, as well as installing smart irrigation controllers for The Grove Community Church in Riverside. Daniel’s irrigation certifications include:

  • Certified Landscape Repair Technician
  • Certified Landscape Irrigation Installer
  • Certified Smart Water Manager
  • Certified Backflow Tester / Repair Technician