Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.41
Liaison Trevor Ledbetter
Submission Date Feb. 10, 2012
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University of Arizona
Tier2-5: Weather-Informed Irrigation

Status Score Responsible Party
0.25 / 0.25 Tanya Quist
UA Campus Arboretum
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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:

Tree workers and Area Crews are responsible for alerting Irrigation staff of irrigation adjustments needed. Watering guidelines and seasonal notes are on file with Facilities Management/Grounds Services.

Irrigation scheduling (drip and lawn sprinkling) on the University of Arizona campus is managed by a CALSENSE “Smart Controller” computer system. Water volume and scheduling respond to historical and actual evapo-transpiration rates on campus, as measured by AZMET weather stations and soil moisture sensors. The computer can respond to rain events, or lack of them, in a 24 hour period. The Irrigation Team is responsible for all scheduling, repairs, and adjustments.

The website URL where information about the practice is available:

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