What is the Smart Approved WaterMark?

TifTuf Hybrid Bermuda has been formally recognised with the Smart Approved WaterMark in SA, QLD, NSW, VIC and TAS (WA & NT excluded).

What is the Smart Approved WaterMark?

The Smart Approved WaterMark is a water conscious certification provided to products so that consumers can identify and access the most water efficient products available on the market.

The Smart Approved Watermark was established by the Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA), Irrigation Australia, The Nursery and Garden Industry Association and the Australian Water Association, to provide an identifiable label for consumers so that they can make informed choices when choosing products, services and organisations that use water efficiently, reducing per capita water consumption and helping in the end goal of preserving such a precious resource.

How did TifTuf get the Smart Approved WaterMark?

TifTuf Bermuda logo in front of lawn

In order to receive the Smart Approved WaterMark, there is a significant process that is undertaken and a strict set of criteria the product needs to adhere to. A technical expert panel independently assesses the applications of products and services undertaking the accreditation process. The panel of seven members, including an independent chair who represents international expertise in the field, examine all aspects of the product application and the associated evidence of water efficiency.

After many years of extensive independent testing and research, TifTuf Hybrid Bermuda is the first and only turf grass to receive this for drought tolerance in Australia or anywhere in the world.

The panel of experts meets to consider applications against the following criteria:

Water saving

That the primary purpose of the product or service is directly related to reducing actual water use and/or using water more efficiently, where there is a direct correlation between the use of the product and water savings.

Fit for purpose

That the appropriate use of the product or service is consistent with supplied instructions and other documentation.

Meets regulations and standards

That the product or service is of high quality and meets industry standards, and customer and community expectations, in relation to water use.

Environmentally sustainable

That the product or service, while satisfying the above three criteria, is environmentally sustainable, and despite claimed water savings will not adversely affect the environment in other areas.

TifTuf Bermuda - the new benchmark in drought tolerance

It’s exciting that TifTuf has been awarded the Smart Approved WaterMark. After many years of extensive independent testing and research, it is the first and only turf grass to receive this for drought tolerance in Australia or anywhere in the world.

If you’re after a lawn that will save you water and money, TifTuf Bermuda could be the perfect choice. TifTuf can handle a lot of traffic but can also withstand extended periods without irrigation when necessary. 

If TifTuf sounds like the variety for you, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us or request a quote here. It’s popular, so get in quick!

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