Following in the footsteps of energy-monitoring software comes WeatherTRAK, software that monitors your water consumption. The new web interface comes from HydroPoint Data and allows users to monitor and control irrigation systems from anywhere.
WeatherTRAK, which just won five industry awards for smart water management, pulls data from 40,000 weather stations and creates a weather map with information down to the square kilometer. Rainfall and evapotranspiration rate are both analyzed for a particular area. The system then decides whether plants in that area need more water.
Landscape companies can program in certain data about an area, including plant and soil types and then the software will come up with a watering schedule that uses only the amount of water necessary.
The company states that in 2007, the 15,000 subscribers saved more than 6.7 billion gallons of water and reduced costs by $60 million.
This system is just another great example of how being better informed allows us to make better decisions for the environment.
written by Kate, November 06, 2008
written by California, June 26, 2009
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