Helping agriculture achieve water conservation and reduce costs
Water distribution infrastructure in general, and Ag in particular, has been targeted for upgrades and modernization by a variety of funding agencies, Federal and State, to promote efficiency and conservation. Systems in place for 50 years or more are common. These old systems depend on occasional manual observation and control of conditions within a system and assume spillage. Labor and fuel were cheap and conservation not critical or mandated.
Times have changed. Today, low-cost communication technology, automation, easily deployable sensors, and computer software provide the Ag community the tools to modernize how a system is operated to reduce costs, optimize conservation, and report operational data in real time as required. Watch Technologies has the demonstrated ability to design, manufacture, install, and maintain data collection stations, automated gates and valves, Remote Terminal Units (RTU), communication networks, and SCADA control systems that will save time (labor and support costs), water (reduce or eliminate spillage) and money (increase overall efficiency).
The ability to know the exact status of all aspects of your water delivery system at all times and efficiently control your operation is now possible with Watch Technologies’ innovative products and turn-key SCADA control systems.
WT can assess your needs and provide a system that continuously collects station or system-wide data in real time, efficiently operates automated equipment in SCADA systems, and distributes real time data to those who need it. Having data at your fingertips allows for sound decision making, but is also necessary for accurate and timely billing, record keeping, and reporting to state agencies.
Providing systems that work for your staff
We will provide products and software that fits your needs and the operational capabilities of your staff. Your staff does not need to have computer skills to use the control system, or access and make use of the data. Solutions require little or no special training.
Innovating cost-efficient products for water conservation
Because WT is both a manufacturer of water management products and a System Integrator that installs data collection and control systems, WT is constantly looking for and developing more effective and lower priced products for our clients. Our new remote terminal unit, the WiSI Mini RTU™ (Wireless Sensor Interface RTU) can reduce the cost of deploying wireless sensors and control stations by as much as 75%, enables you to monitor and control systems over a large geographic area at a very low cost, and easily plugs into existing SCADA applications.
The Smart Split-Gate, automates top-down and bottom-up sluice-gate blades in a single gate assembly that can autonomously carry out complex mechanical operations such as controlling spill and canal level, dump flow automatically in case of emergencies, monitor site conditions, and sluice out sediment. These operations can be programmed either for autonomous action, manually commanded by managers remotely, and/or integrated into a SCADA system.
Learn more about why WT is your best resource for data collection and control products and services that will save you water, time and money.