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Local authorities often need to monitor surface water / surface flows which are captured and used to supplement irrigation water for a region.
Surface water monitoring systems provide local authorities with valuable information to help achieve water self-sufficiency. This should lead to better designed storm water irrigation schemes to alleviate water loss, salinity and flooding problems. The information would also assist local authorities and communities of minimise the use of scheme water to irrigate sporting facilities and other local parks and gardens.
Many areas suffer shortages of irrigation quality water because traditional surface water catchments are no longer reliable or groundwater sources have become saline.
Local authorities are increasingly turning to schemes which collect storm water from streets, roofs and hardstand areas. Water from these ready-made high yielding catchment areas can be harvested, stored and recycled for watering ovals or sports grounds.
Surface water monitoring systems provide a more accurate picture of yields and water qualities, and assist local authorities in planning for water shortfalls and future irrigation needs.
Such systems would include a measure of water depth, flow velocity, temperature, pH and electrical conductivity. When runoff events occur, these measurement systems can assess how much water flows along drains which collect water from streets, roofs and other hard surfaces found within towns.
The low salinity, low sediment runoff collected would be ‘fit for purpose’ water, meaning it was suitable to use, for example, as an irrigation supply. However, the water would not be fit for human consumption. Even if used only for watering the town sports grounds, parks and gardens, this would be of enormous benefit, as in many shires these areas generate the greatest demand for town water.
Surface water monitoring equipment measures surface water quality and quantity and transmits the information via cell phone or satellite to a central Neon Server where it can be analysed to make meaningful water management decisions.
Such systems may include instruments to measure water flow, water depth, water quality for example electro conductivity and pH in small open channels and storm water drains and channels. Surface water movement may also be monitored into and out of small dams and ponds in agricultural areas.
For large pipes and small open channels, an ultrasonic velocity and depth meter can be used to measure occasional flows (during rain periods for example) and also test the water quality of such occasional flows.
|Options for Application Specific Instruments / Inputs||Unidata Part Number||Description|
|Ultrasonic Doppler Instrument - Velocity and Depth||6526H-21||Starflow Ultrasonic Doppler Instrument 0-2m|
|Ultrasonic Doppler Instrument - Velocity and Depth||6526H-51||Starflow Ultrasonic Doppler Instrument 0-5m|
|Water Level Instrument||6541C-11||WLI with 500mm Pulley & Alk Batt Metric (Imperial version available)|
|Float||6541F-115||WLI Float - Cylinder 115mm (other options available)|
|Float Line||6541D-M||WLI Beaded Floatline Metric (Imperial version available)|
|Options for Neon Telemetry - NRT / RTU / Field Units||Unidata Part Number||Description|
|Cellular RTU 3G||2013F-AB03||Neon Metering Module 3G with Antenna and Li Battery|
|Cellular RTU 4G||2013F-AB04||Neon Metering Module 4G with Antenna and Li Battery|
|Cellular RTU 3G - Industrial||2016F-AB03||Neon Remote Terminal 3G with Antenna and Li Battery|
|Cellular RTU 4G - Industrial||2016F-AB04||Neon Remote Terminal 4G with Antenna and Li Battery|
|Low Earth Orbit Satellite Globalstar||2015E-AB0||Neon Remote Terminal - Satellite Globalstar Modem with Antenna and three Li Batteries|
|Ethernet||2017E-0B0-1 or 3||NRT Ethernet with single or triple Ethernet Ports|
with three Li Batteries
|Equatorial Orbit Satellite - Inmarsat||2018E-AB0-1 or 3||NRT Ethernet with single or triple Ethernet Ports|
with three Li Batteries
|LCD Display||2500E||NRT LCD Display|
|NRT Field Termination Strip||2103F||2015E,2016F,2017E, and 2018E NRT FTS|
|NRT Firmware Option||2303A-8M||8M Extended Memory Option|
|NRT Firmware Option||2303A-8M-CAM||8M Extended Memory & Serial Camera Option|
|NRT Firmware Option||2303A-CAM||Serial Camera Option|
|Options for Neon Application Software - Customer Server||Unidata Part Number||Description|
|Neon Application Software||2302A||Neon Server Software Licence Incl 5 NAL |
|Neon Application Software||2302A-10||Additional 10 NRT Access Licences|
|Neon Application Software||2302A-20||Additional 20 NRT Access Licences|
|Neon Application Software||2302A-50||Additional 50 NRT Access Licences|
|Options for Neon Application Software - Unidata Server||Unidata Part Number||Description|
|Neon Application Software||2301A||Neon Data Initial Subscription Setup Fee|
|Neon Hosting Service||2301A-01||Neon Data Service Fee for 1-50 NRTs|
|Neon Hosting Service||2301A-02||Neon Data Service Fee for 51-100 NRTs|
|Neon Hosting Service||2301A-10||Neon Data Service Fee Metering|
|Options for Conventional Dataloggers / Field Units||Unidata Part Number||Description|
|Standards Starlogger||6004D-11||Red Logger 512K with Alkaline Battery|
|Display Starlogger||6004D-21||Blue Logger 512K with LCD and Alkaline Battery|
|Prologger||7001D-11||Green Logger 1M with LCD and Alkaline Battery|
|Starlogger Field Termination Strip||6103E||6004D FTS|
|Prologger Field Termination Strip||7100E||7001D FTS|
|Starlog V4 Management Software||6308A-AUE||Starlog V4 Full Licence Key|