Major Maintenance Project Information
Irrigation Replacement Program
Irrigation improvements to save water and labor costs are priority major maintenance issues for Seattle Parks and Recreation. Changing hydraulic systems to electronic monitored systems, installing moisture sensors and other capital improvements create a more sustainable Parks system.
Changing out a 30-year old pneumatic irrigation system at Matthews Beach will enable staff to maintain the system as parts for this out-of-date technology have become more and more difficult to obtain. Also, an electronic system will “sense” when there is enough moisture in the soil to defer irrigation.
Irrigation improvements to Pratt Park, below, will keep our plant assets alive and save water and labor by limiting the dragging of hoses by staff to areas of the park not currently on an automatic system.
July 14, 2011