An effective water monitoring system enables anyone on the farm to see quickly and clearly how much water is on hand.
Traditional Water Tank Monitoring
Traditional manual systems involve a simple water float with a stainless steel shaft attached and a high visibility top that can be seen from a distance. These products are economical and effective at a basic level, if the visible ‘ball’ is high the tank is full if its level with the top of the tank the tank is empty and could be cause for concern. The downside is that this requires regular manual checking, is imprecise, and can only be seen from a relatively short distance. It does not provide any peace of mind that rates of demand are matching the supply on hand. Leakage or overflow issues risk going unnoticed until they become a major problem. And short of keeping a notebook there is no way of tracking the supply vs usage over time.
Automate and save time
Gallagher offers an alternative automated option in its Wireless Water Monitoring System. Designed to address the shortcomings of the manual option this system provides complete confidence showing exactly what the water storage status is at any one time. The small touchscreen monitor is placed in a central location at home or in the farm office for example, and remotely monitors the different tank units that have been installed around the farm.
In addition it provides a quick view last 30 day usage chart so the supply vs demand pattern can be observed. If it’s dropping off dramatically farmers can plan ahead for water supply requirements rather than be caught short. Abnormal usage such as in the case of a leak will be highly visible and unmissable on the display screen in most cases enabling issues to be dealt with before they cause any stock water outage problems.
The system is also capable of hooking up to the water pump so that it can automatically turn the pump on and off to refill tanks based on preset level triggers.
Since Gallagher’s main purpose in life is to make the hard job of farming more straight forward, solutions like these fit well alongside our pasture grazing and weighing/tracking systems to keep redefining the farming system for improved profitability and animal welfare.