Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison John Hickey
Submission Date July 25, 2012
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University of Puget Sound
OP-T2-48: Weather-Informed Irrigation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Travis Freidman
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Servicies
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Does the institution use weather data or weather sensors to automatically adjust irrigation practices?:
Yes

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:
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