Rain Sensor

The Ole Miss Landscape Services Department uses automated sensors to turn off the irrigation systems when it rains. Over one hundred control clocks are managed by Landscape Services and each one is equipped with a rain sensor that automatically shuts off the irrigation system. According to Louis Rowsey, UM Irrigation Technician, the sensors not only save water, but valuable time and fuel that it would take to ride the campus and manually turn off the system. "The rain sensors have been a big plus," says Rowsey, "the rain sensors are a great tool to work smarter and reduce labor." This automatic irrigation system is an eco-friendly way of keeping the Ole Miss Campus beautiful.