Irrigation

Our Mission…

The Irrigation team follows standards that are set forth by the Utah Division of Facilities Construction and Management, which states laws and regulations that we must follow. We are responsible for all plant irrigation that takes place on campus. This means that we are responsible for all irrigation clocks, valves, boxes, lines, heads, drip equipment, etc.

The largest percentage of watering is done by Maxicom, a central computer that uses information from weather stations, using ET or Evapotranspiration, to calculate the amount of irrigation needed to keep plants alive and growing properly.

What We Do

The University of Utah Irrigation department is responsible for monitoring and inspecting all irrigated zones to ensure proper maintenance of the university of Utah turfs. The team responsibilities include:  monitoring watering zones, tracking weather forecasts, installations and repairs.

Irrigation Zones and Micro-Climates

Here at the University of Utah, we use a Mxicom watering system. The Maxicom system is a central computer that uses information from our weather stations (via ET or Evapotranspiration) in order to calculate the amount of irrigation needed to keep plants alive and growing properly. More blurb…

MAXICOM System

Here at the University of Utah, we use a Mxicom watering system. The Maxicom system is a central computer that uses information from our weather stations (via ET or Evapotranspiration) in order to calculate the amount of irrigation needed to keep plants alive and growing properly. Our system operates approximately 180 clocks containing roughly 2,500 separate zones.

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