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Why they acted
“Our watering regimes are based on historical and current evaporation rates and future climatic conditions. The probes assist with the fine tuning of the watering regimes to prevent watering beyond the root zones.”
Andrew O’Farrell, Irrigation Supervisor
With many active sporting grounds around the City, the need to determine effective irrigation practices was vital.
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How they did it
Soil moisture sensors were trialed to improve the efficiency of its irrigation practices and overall turf management.
Soil moisture technology allowed the City to monitor the soil profile. Previously, they could only determine how much water was being applied, not how much was actually being used by the turf.
What we are doing now
Initially 10 active and high profile parks were monitored over a 5 month period with data being monitored on a regular basis to determine irrigation schedules.
As a result of the trial period a program is in place to install soil moisture sensors in all active and high profile public open spaces.
Want more information on about this case study?
Please contact Karen De Roer, Senior Environmental Project Officer on (08) 9400 4271.