Reducing Irrigation Water Use Utilizing Sensors Seminar

by Doug Callison | TLE Seminar


Seminar Dates: September 21, 2023 8:00 AM

Seminar Cost: $45 Register for Seminar

Seminar Description:
Automatic irrigation controllers save the labor that was previously required to manually turn on/off irrigation valves. Controllers operate the irrigation system even when you are not on site, protecting the landscape investment. The downside to automatic irrigation controllers is they can continue to operate even when supplemental irrigation is not needed, or the system is wasting water. Weather and flow sensors can be added to the irrigation system to prevent watering when soil moisture levels, weather conditions, high flows created by broken pipes, etc. dictate the system should not operate. Preventing this watering saves water, can prevent site damage, limits liabilities, and extends the life of the irrigation system.

Learning Objectives:
1. Review conditions when irrigation should not be operated and would waste water.
2. Learn what sensors can be used to automatically prevent irrigation for the above conditions.
3. Determine how the sensors interface/wire to the irrigation controller/system.

Doug Callison

Doug is the Senior Product Sales Manager for Water Conservation for Rain Bird for the Southern California and Hawaii Regions.  He has been with Rain Bird since 1991 and in the irrigation industry for 45 years.  Doug is a Irrigation Association Certified Irrigation Designer and Irrigation Water Auditor.  Doug holds 10 patents for irrigation control systems.