Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.61
Liaison Margaret Lo
Submission Date Sept. 28, 2012
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Ball State University
OP-T2-48: Weather-Informed Irrigation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Michael Planton
Associate Director for Landscape and Environmental Management
Facilities Planning and Management
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Does the institution use weather data or weather sensors to automatically adjust irrigation practices?:

A brief description of how weather data or sensors are used:

Ball State University has several campus locations that contain turf irrigation systems. (i.e., Emens Auditorium, Music Instruction Building, E.B. Ball, Bracken House, Beneficence, Shafer Tower). All systems have rain sensors that turn off the system when soil moisture levels reach adequate levels. Control timers are set to do the watering in the early morning, and all systems are inspected once a month to maintain the system and repair any damaged heads. Sports Facilities also have comparable irrigation systems to care for the athletic fields.

The website URL where information about the practice is available:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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