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Watering the golf course in Southern California – now monitored by Valarm

Water monitoring in California? You need to monitor groundwater volume and groundwater availability? Yep, Valarm does that!

You’ll learn in this blog post how you can easily and rapidly deploy our cost-effective water sensor monitoring solutions. This summer we worked with Dudek to deploy Valarm water well monitoring systems (water well levels and water usage / flow) near a San Diego county golf course in sunny Southern California. It was a hot day for Lorenzo, Pawel, and Edward – plenty of sunblock and fluids were needed to avoid heatstroke! The first step was to set up a long-range WiFi access point at the golf course. Then line of sight internet access was available for miles around, most importantly at each of the water well monitoring locations equipped with the following key components:

Click here to see the Valarm web dashboard made for monitoring these remote water wells on any mobile or stationary device with a web browser!

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Happy to have the long-range WiFi hot spot up – now it’s time to deploy Valarm water monitoring units at water wells and water pumps all around the desert valley!

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Inside the Valarm water monitoring boxes – Yoctopuce ethernet sensor hubs with 4-20mA and PWM sensor adapters to get water usage / flow and water depth readings from the In-Situ and McCrometer sensors. Internet comes into the box via ethernet from the TP-Link antenna seen in the photo above.

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Valarm water monitoring boxes are connected to the water pipes – measuring water flow / usage and water depth in the well via a pressure transducer. All of this remote telemetry / sensor data gets sent at regular intervals to the Valarm Tools Cloud. This saves everyone time and money by reducing the need for long, lonely drives to each site to take manual readings – now the water sensor readings are automatic and easily accessed from anywhere with an internet connection!

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Valarm Tools Cloud (tools.valarm.net) shows you a water level / depth graph from 1 of these monitoring boxes deployed in Southern California.

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Valarm Tools Cloud (tools.valarm.net) shows you a water usage / flow graph from 1 of these monitoring boxes deployed in Southern California in the Anza-Borrego Desert.

Note that you can also use the Valarm APIs (e.g., JSON) to get all of your real-time sensor data to any endpoints you’d like.

Have a look at the Valarm Web Dashboards Page for how Valarm APIs are used for this interactive web dashboard made to monitor the sensor information from the water wells seen in this write-up!

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, comments or suggestions. We look forward to monitoring more water and other environmental factors around the world!

Below is a detailed picture with labels for each of the components used in this deployment so you have an idea how easy it is to set up your Valarm monitoring units to monitor anything, anywhere with Valarm Tools Cloud:

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