A new sprinklers system that uses a hydrometer to measure water usage is proving popular among hydrologists, and it is helping farmers save on water costs, with new irrigation valve manifolds being installed for irrigation projects.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has been testing a new irrigation system for farmers to save on irrigation costs in Iowa, where farmers are spending millions of dollars on costly irrigation systems to meet their water needs.
The sprinkler systems, which measure water use from multiple points and are based on an automated system, are used in many different irrigation systems across the country, and farmers who install them have been saving money by installing the new system.
The system is based on the hydrometers, which are sensors that measure water consumption and temperature to help growers save water and increase crop yields.
While hydrometry systems have been used by farmers for years, the new sprinkle irrigation system is more efficient and is cheaper to install than hydrometric systems, the USDA said in a news release.
“The sprinklers installed on irrigation pumps and irrigation valves are a new and improved way to calculate water usage and save money in the process,” USDA hydrometeorologist John Boudreau said in the release.
The new system uses a digital hydromatic hydrometrainer (DHG) to measure the amount of water used in an irrigation system.
DGHs measure water at different points throughout the irrigation pipe, and can be adjusted for different amounts of water use.
A hydrometeer is a device that measures water using a hydroscope.
The hydromechteremeter can measure up to 2,000 pounds of water per hour.
The system can be installed in a couple of weeks to save money for farmers, according to the USDA.
The new system is being tested in Iowa and is currently in testing and evaluation mode in other states, the agency said.
A hydromephermal water supply system is shown in a photo released by the US Department of Commerce.
The US Department says the new design is able to meet water conservation goals in Iowa for drought-affected farmers.