|Submission Date||July 25, 2012|
University of Puget Sound
OP-T2-48: Weather-Informed Irrigation
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:
In August 2005 the university purchased a Rain Bird Maxicom 2 Central Control system. The system includes a PRO Model weather station that measures five parameters; wind speed, humidity, temperature, solar radiation, and rainfall. Using this information, the system calculates the daily evapo-transpiration in inches and calculates irrigation run-times to replace lost water. The system also has a rain sensor which is constantly monitored. If satisfactory rainfall occurs, the system cancels watering for that evening.
The website URL where information about the practice is available: