Matching Technology and User

ITG systematically evaluates and selects projects to:

  • Achieve significant emission reductions
  • Be cost-effective (dollars/ton of pollution reduced)
  • Generate strong user support
  • Be consistent with air quality goals and strategies
  • Have wide application potential
  • Have potential for expedient implementation
  • Involve local partners
  • Promote awareness of air pollution issues.


?Continuing advancements in diesel engine technologies have made great strides in reducing air pollutants. However, to realize the benefits, this technology must be put to work in the real world. ITG?s creative programs do just that in a way that benefits the engine manufacturer, the equipment owners, and the community. Both John Deere and its dealers are pleased to offer certified diesel engines that qualify for ITG?s programs.?

–Jim Payton
Division Manager, Deere Power Systems

Reducing Emissions from Agricultural Operations

ITG?s agricultural booster pump program reduces emissions from diesel-powered engines used on farm irrigation systems. In investigating emission-reduction possibilities in the agriculture industry ? a major industry in Santa Barbara County ? ITG found that many farms used older, high-emitting pump engines. These engines are typically rebuilt rather than replaced, and remain in service for many years. Since the engines are used most during summer and fall, the county?s peak smog season, their replacement offered an ideal smog precursor reduction project. 

ITG developed an incentive program to encourage farmers to purchase low-emission diesel engines to replace the older engines, reducing emissions of NOx by as much as 75 percent. The new engines are also more fuel-efficient, and easier to maintain. About sixty pump engines have been replaced to date. Twenty more are targeted for replacement.

The agricultural booster pump project is projected to reduce NOx emissions by 400 tons. ?It?s a win-win for the farmer and the county?s air.?

–Joe Prandini Betteravia Farms Santa Maria, who has replaced nineteen high-emitting pump engines with low-emission engines through ITG?s program

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New Phone Numbers
The District has new direct lines for all staff, as well as for all of our phone lines, including our main phone number and Complaints line. You can find our new phone numbers on this webpage.

Nuevos números de teléfono
El Distrito tiene nuevos números de teléfono para comunicarse con el personal directamente, así como también para todas nuestras líneas telefónicas, incluyendo nuestro número principal y el de las Quejas. Puede encontrar nuestros nuevos números de teléfono en esta página web.