Water at the touch of an iPad: a new era in water conservation.
Previously, this region solely operated using a gravity-based system that relied on a network of irrigation ditches to deliver water. With the new system, irrigation water is distributed to customers through 19 miles of pressurized pipeline.
Customers in the service area are able to log in and schedule water deliveries based on current and past weather forecasts, previous water usage and historical evapotranspiration rates. Each farmer then selects from available delivery dates and later receives alerts via email and text message before and after delivery to confirm volume and flow rate data. Also supporting the system are moisture sensors placed in the ground on each grower’s property. They indicate optimal ordering times when almond and walnut trees are at their greatest need.