Smart Irrigation Month 2015


WHEREAS, water is a finite resource and is essential to human life and health; and

WHEREAS, 60 percent of all the world’s freshwater withdrawals go towards irrigation uses; and

WHEREAS, well-maintained green spaces are vital to the well-being of individuals and communities; and

WHEREAS, irrigation plays a critical role in supporting Virginia agriculture, the Commonwealth’s largest industry; and

WHEREAS, abundant supplies of affordable food and fiber raise the standard of living for all citizens; and

WHEREAS, advanced irrigation technology, combined with best practices, can significantly improve residential and commercial water-use efficiency; and

WHEREAS, the Irrigation Association encourages citizens to utilize efficient irrigation products and practices for substantial water savings;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terence R. McAuliffe, do hereby recognize July 2015 as SMART IRRIGATION MONTH in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.