To keep our parks and sports grounds looking their best we have installed a network of smart irrigation systems.

These systems track our watering, monitor weather conditions and automatically irrigate each of our sites, only when needed.

We’ve also used the smart systems, which operate in real-time, to track when faults occur within irrigation systems. Flow meters help us to identify problems and leaks and this saves the unintended waste of water. Further, our officers remotely control sites and watering systems, which reduces staff time in the field and costs associated with visiting sites in person.

Through the use of smart sprinklers we’re reducing water consumption while improving the way we manage our parks, sporting grounds and open space and delivering ongoing cost savings as a result.

View our Organisational Environmental Sustainability Benchmarking Report [2192KB]to find out other initiatives council is doing to reduce water consumption.