Conservation and stewardship are highly important to Washington Fruit, as we understand conserving natural resources will enable our operation to sustain far into the future. Water conversation is strictly enforced on company-owned ranches and our packing line. Micro-sprinklers, drip-irrigation systems and soil moisturizing probes are used to minimize energy and water waste. Grass is planted between rows to minimize soil erosion, and grass clippings are kept in the orchard rows as mulch and fertilizer to increase water retention. A constant supply of fresh water is required for safe and sanitary operation of our packing line; however, we designed our line around the framework of conservation. Our low-volume nozzles and high-pressure, high volume rinse system conserves water through recirculation and allocation.