Conservation_Water Water Everywhere and not a Drop to Waste

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Published on July 18, 2014

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Water, Water Everywhere And Not a Drop To Waste: Water , Water Everywhere And Not a Drop To Waste June 27, 2014 APGA Conference PowerPoint Presentation: Longwood Garden’s Water Uses Potable Irrigation Fountains Lakes Sources Potable Wells 500,000 Water Tower Irrigation Wells Indoor Vegetable Garden Nursery System City water back up Activated by pressure loss PowerPoint Presentation: Quantities Potable Water 30K-150K gallons/day Drinking Water Fountain Water 15 miles of piping Garden Irrigation Use 20K-90K gallons/day Outdoor Irrigation 15 miles of piping Waste Water Received by Plant 50K-75K gallons/day PowerPoint Presentation: Sprayfield Garden Proper Water Tower Lagoon PowerPoint Presentation: Holistic Reuse All water used within the gardens comes from our wells Irrigation and Potable City water is a back up for (pressure loss activated) All water used is treated at our waste water treatment plant Only loss is due to evaporation Effluent used for outdoor irrigation or put back to the aquifer PowerPoint Presentation: Permitting PaDEP Renewed every 5 years Potable water permit Treatment Plant/Spray-field Permit Garden Irrigation discharge permit Spray-field Restrictions Weather No spraying after harvesting plant material Quantity is limited quantity/zone/month Conditions are designated by PaDEP based on the Nitrogen uptake rates pH Lagoon System – pH 6-9 (treated) Garden Irrigation System – pH 5-9 (lake or treated water) UgMO Irrigation Technology: UgMO Irrigation Technology Shawn Kister June 27, 2014 Shawn Kister: Shawn Kister Grounds Leader PowerPoint Presentation: Soil moisture ET Meters Soil probes TDR 300 Toro Turf Guard Rain Bird Sensors PowerPoint Presentation: TDR 300 PowerPoint Presentation: Rain Bird SMRT-Y sensor PowerPoint Presentation: Toro Turf Guard UgMO irrigation sensors: ProHome sensors 30% reduction in water usage Each zone can be controlled separately Temperature and S oil moisture 76 sensors in the ground UgMO irrigation sensors PowerPoint Presentation: UG1000 Full Featured System Remote data services Leak detection PowerPoint Presentation: 94.5 East Plaza Fine Fescue slope 81.1 Peirce’s woods PowerPoint Presentation: http://ugmoknows.com / PowerPoint Presentation: Lessons learned so far: Need to ‘turn off days’ so run cycle is for longer and further apart Lower percent soil moisture than previously thought – calibrate yourself Zones do vary – water savings Microclimates appear Addictive L ots of information WATER WATER EVERYWHERE AND NOT A DROP TO WASTE: WATER WATER EVERYWHERE AND NOT A DROP TO WASTE Jim Harbage June 27, 2014 Floriculture At Longwood Gardens: Floriculture At Longwood Gardens 5.5 acres under cover (glass/plastic) 2.5 acres outdoor container production Conservatories Production Collection backup 2 million gal / yr 5,500/day PowerPoint Presentation: Irrigation Methods By hand Semi-automated Automated-time clock (rare) PowerPoint Presentation: Water Conservation Minimize the use of water to match plant requirements without loss of quality PowerPoint Presentation: Mix-matched equipment Unused drippers Excessive irrigation times Water Conservation PowerPoint Presentation: Water Conservation Standardized equipment for uniform delivery 42 Emitters per bench 168 Drippers per bench Each dripper- 35 mL per minute Implemented an irrigation layout that: accommodates all pot sizes eliminating unused drippers Established irrigation times for each pot-size and dripper combination providing minimum water for optimum quality PowerPoint Presentation: Integrated environmental controls Allows controlling on-times Tracks on-times Tracks other environmental status Light Temp Relative humidity Water Conservation PowerPoint Presentation: Results (growing area) Reduced water use by 25% Reduced Fertilizer use 19% 2,717 lbs $3,464 Water Conservation Source Annual % Reduction Gals Saved Clear water 25 255,010 Water + Fert 19 175,695 430,705 PowerPoint Presentation: The modifications resulted in a water reduction potential of over 430,000 gallons of water per year from the growing space. The modifications resulted in a fertilizer reduction potential of over 2,500 pounds per year at a savings of almost $3,500. The computerized irrigation system was critical to standardizing the delivery and monitoring amount used. Water Conservation PowerPoint Presentation: ‘Low Tech’ Options for Water Conservation Bobby Mottern PowerPoint Presentation: Contextual map of gardens PowerPoint Presentation: Need images of irrigation use on turf PowerPoint Presentation: Need images of irrigation use on turf PowerPoint Presentation: Need images of irrigation use on turf PowerPoint Presentation: Need images of irrigation use on turf PowerPoint Presentation: Need images of irrigation use on turf PowerPoint Presentation: Need images of irrigation use on turf PowerPoint Presentation: Need images of irrigation use in perennial beds PowerPoint Presentation: Need images of irrigation use on turf PowerPoint Presentation: Need images of irrigation use in blomquist PowerPoint Presentation: Image of containers PowerPoint Presentation: Images of fountains, streams, other water use items PowerPoint Presentation: Water saving devices Rain harvesting Cisterns at nursery PowerPoint Presentation: Image of double pump system PowerPoint Presentation: Image of koi pond PowerPoint Presentation: Image of irrigation PowerPoint Presentation: Image of staff adjusting irrigation PowerPoint Presentation: Image of cisterns PowerPoint Presentation: Water saving devices Rain harvesting Cisterns at nursery PowerPoint Presentation: Water saving devices Rain harvesting Cisterns at nursery PowerPoint Presentation: Discuss pumping system PowerPoint Presentation: Image of main pond PowerPoint Presentation: Image of irrigation on south lawn PowerPoint Presentation: Image of stream rotors Discuss efficiency of stream rotors vs. conventional spray heads PowerPoint Presentation: Drip irrigation in rose beds PowerPoint Presentation: Drip irrigation in rose beds PowerPoint Presentation: Closing slide Bobby Mottern ~ Director of Horticulture [email protected] gardens.duke.edu

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