Washington County reduced its water use by 42% per FTE since 2008 – mostly through improved irrigation practices. Below are some of the ways we have achieved this feat.
Central Control System – Allows 15 of 19 County sites to be controlled from a single location. Lets crews make adjustments remotely and improves control over the system.
Sprinkler Intelligence – Sprinklers are programmed to water depending on the needs of each type of plant.
Flow Sensors – Measures the amount of water flowing from each site, allowing crews to detect leaks more easily. A master valve allows crews to shut down the system if a leak occurs.
Multi-Stream Nozzles – More efficient nozzles that allow us to water less.