02 Sep '11, 12am

Smart Irrigation To Cut Water Use by 29% for Jelly Belly Candy: A new smart irrigation controller systems is exp...

A new smart irrigation controller system is expected to reduce outdoor water use by 29% at the California headquarters of the Jelly Belly Candy Company. The family-owned company - famous for more than 100 flavors of jelly beans - is replacing out-dated irrigation clocks at its 35-acre campus in Fairfield, California with the WeatherTRAK Smart Water Management system by HydroPoint Data Systems, Inc. The system provides grounds crews with round-the-clock information and remote control access to irrigation schedules and water use. Daily evapotranspiration data is transmitted to the WeatherTRAK controllers, updating the automated watering schedules as local weather conditions change. As a result, plants receive precise amounts of water only when they need it, saving water resources and reducing staff hours and costs. "We actively look for ways to improve cost efficiencies in o...

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