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Monitoring Water Use on Golf Courses Across the United States

Golf courses that are striving to cut back on their water usage rely on low-cost, long-lasting water meters. Water meters give a quantitative study of water conservation efforts, and they enable golf course superintendents to properly monitor water consumption and avoid costly municipal fines by estimating irrigation volumes.

To deal with the escalating economic, environmental, and humanitarian impacts of excessive water usage, golf courses across the country are implementing water management programs that include agricultural meters and monitoring. The US utilizes around 476 billion gallons of water per year to irrigate its golf courses, according to the Center for Irrigation Technology. These consumption rates are worrisome in a society where water is a scarce and crucial resource.

Increases in water prices might put a golf course’s financial viability in jeopardy. Golf courses are also facing a financial threat from municipal fines for exceeding water consumption limitations. Water consumption has economical, social, and environmental consequences, all of which emphasize the necessity of water consumption monitoring.

Effective sprinkler systems, moisture meters, the choice of grasses on a course, the height at which the grass is maintained, the amount of shade the grass receives from trees, and the rate at which the soil is aerated are all factors that can reduce a golf course’s water use significantly. However, water meters are the only means to track these reductions. Furthermore, water meters are the only way to audit and verify the efficiency of a superintendent’s strategies, and the only way to track daily, weekly, or monthly water usage levels.

To learn more about the Avanti Company and the services and products we provide, including utility systems and flow meters, please visit us online or call us at 800.284.5231.

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