Monitor your water levels
Save yourself some time, money and water by remotely monitoring the water levels of all your water resources in real-time.
With the Farmdeck water level add-on feature, physically visiting each tank to verify their levels is no longer necessary. Our solution provides you with a reliable snapshot of all the water sources on your land so you know your water levels, individual tank capacities, and sensor status data at all times.
Access from anywhere>
Have visibility on all your water resources at any time whether it is on mobile, tablet, or desktop. Always be able to monitor your:
- Water tanks
- Turkey’s nests
Water Level History>
Take a closer look at how your water levels have changed through time with our water level graph. Select the period you are interested in by modifying the date range. See exactly when the last reading was taken with this sensor, and when the next one will be.
This graph can help you plan where to send your mobs next depending on their water consumption and the water available in your paddocks.
View where all your water sources are located on your land through the map. Select what you want to see and hide the rest using our toggle buttons.
The Farmdeck app will send you alerts when a fault is detected, allowing you to rectify the issue sooner rather than later. These alerts are customisable, so you can decide at what water level you will receive them. Alerts can be sent out to your email address or to your mobile, whichever is most convenient for you!
How do we monitor water levels with IoT?>
We monitor our customers’ water levels using three different methods depending on the type of water assets they have.
1. Closed tanks: We use a pressure transducer sitting at the bottom of the tank. The transducer measures the remaining Litres and percentage of water based on the applied water pressure.
2. Open tanks and troughs: We position an ultrasonic sensor at the top of the tank or trough. The sensor emits sound waves, and as they reach the water, they reflect back on the sensor. The water level is determined based on the time it takes for the sound waves to come back to the sensor, harnessing the speed of sound as measurement. Using this type of sensor in a closed tank would lead to important inaccuracies in the data as the sound waves would bounce back to the top of the tank instead of to the sensor.
3. Dams: We install a pressure transducer at the bottom of the dam linked to a buoy. The buoy plays two roles: it contains the transmitter, and it serves as a visual reminder of where the transducer is located. The pressure transducer measures the water level the same way it does in a closed tank.
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The Red Hill farm water monitoring story >
Learn how our Water Monitoring feature has helped Luke Bowman from Red Hill Farm in Barraba, NSW increase the productivity on his farm.
“In the morning, I can check all my tanks on the app and be satisfied that everything is running well and that just gives us peace of mind.”