Reducing Water Used for Irrigation by Active Management

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City of Kelowna

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The primary goal of this project was to build an integrated irrigation management system that unlocks the potential of existing infrastructure including data from flow meters. The project succeeded in building the system which allows park staff to know historical and current water consumption for City of Kelowna metered parks. This allows for the reduction and optimization of water used and improved management practices. The challenges faced by City of Kelowna Parks Services are encountered by every major irrigation user. Unless all the various irrigation technologies are used in an integrated fashion, water usage is not reduced and maintenance costs are high. The system developed can be deployed in any community in the Okanagan Valley, and the expertise gained can be transferred to other users.

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