Tel aviv – Israel
Israel is a water-scarce country and each municipality is allotted a specific quantity of water for irrigation, based on the number of acres to be irrigated and the different types of plant material.
The cost of water used to irrigate the city’s public parks is very high and the amount of money spent on irrigation water, is the municipalities largest single landscape expense.
The goals of the municipality of Tel Aviv are:
- Precise irrigation control of each valve according
to the water budget.
- Staying within the financial budget allocated for
irrigating urban green spaces.
- Meeting the operational and reporting needs of
the dozens of supervisors and contractors who
maintain the landscape irrigation system.
DESCRIPTION OF THE MOTOROLA CONTROL SYSTEM IN TEL AVIV
Motorola’s irrigation control system in the city of Tel Aviv is operated from a control center located in the offices of the city’s Parks and Landscape Department. Four Mottech Israel (AQUA) employees staff the control center on-site, using the ICC PRO management software to operate the control system.
Each system operator is responsible for all aspects of the control system within a specific geographic area of the city: day-to-day work with the contractors and supervisors, insuring functionality of the control and irrigation piping system, the quantities of water programmed for each valve, etc.
Personnel in the field; both supervisors and contractors, connect to the control system via the ICC PRO Browser on their smartphones, according to assigned permission levels. Each supervisor and contractor has access only to the geographic area where they work, and only to the activities deemed relevant to them. The ICC PRO Browser allows each field worker to easily and efficiently manage the system failures or alarms in their area of responsibility,