Thursday, June 17, 2010

New WUEP pair-wise research site added

The WUEP pair-wise project added another research property this week.

The property, participating in Miami-Dade Extension's Water Use Efficiency Program, already had the soil water sensor system installed so we retrofitted the mechanical valve with electric valves, added a anti-siphon valve to prevent water from seeping back into the potable lines and installed water meters on the two experimental zones.

I will monitor these water meters to collect water-use data from a timer controlled zone and a sensor controlled zone and demonstrate that using soil water sensors contributes to water savings in urban landscape irrigation.

1 comment:

  1. Great to have another site! Pics are nice!