Jain Irrigation, Inc. acquires smart irrigation pioneer ETwater


Jain Irrigation, Inc., (Jain), is acquiring ETwater, innovator of intelligent irrigation technology and in the vanguard for creation of the smart irrigation controller.

ETwater patented technology integrates data science, machine learning and predictive analytics about weather forecast and environmental variables to automatically, optimally adjust site-specific irrigation schedules. Connecting over the internet, ETwater smart controllers get their schedules through secure cellular data networks, and users are able to remotely monitor and manage controllers from any mobile or smart device.

“We’re very proud of the positive impact on outdoor water conservation we’ve had in the U.S. market,” says Pat McIntyre, CEO ETwater. “The Jain acquisition will expand ETwater efficiencies throughout the U.S. and now worldwide to become a gold standard in sustainable water management globally.”

According to Aric Olson, president of Jain Irrigation, Inc., Jain is an early leader in the IoT for agriculture. “ETwater will improve our position in agriculture and helps us make a bigger impact in reducing water waste in landscape irrigation,” he notes.

Richard Restuccia will lead the team. Restuccia is an industry thought leader for smart controllers and technology for water management. Before joining Jain Irrigation, Inc. in 2014, Restuccia was the first director of water management at ValleyCrest Companies (now Brightview), the largest landscape contractor in the United States.

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