These days, water tank monitors are affordable and easy to set up. Having frequent live updates on your water supply straight to your phone removes the need for daily water runs and reduces stress on hot summer days.
Leak detection is the number one benefit of monitoring farm water tanks. It is estimated that more than 26% of stock water is lost every year to leaking infrastructure. Tank monitors can alert users of abnormal usage much faster than can be picked up on the daily rounds.
Whether it is a damaged ballcock or a break in a line, leak detection alarms will quickly notify you when tank levels drop, giving you a headstart in fixing the problem. Not only will this save water, but it will also reduce the chances of trough damage from stressed animals.
Another benefit of tank monitoring is picking up slow leaks. A hole in a tank or trough, the size of a small nail, could lose approximately 14,000L in one day - that's roughly half a tank.
In a stock water system, you generally expect to see no consumption throughout the night when the animals are sleeping. Having 24/7 water level monitors on your tanks, you can quickly identify small level changes throughout the night and track down the leaks you didn't even know you had.
At the dairy shed, ensuring cooler tanks and washdown tanks are operating smoothly before heading out for milking saves significant time and hassle. Most water level monitors can identify leaks and low levels in tanks before significant water is lost, and can give frequent water level updates throughout the day.
Using a remote tank monitoring system can give visibility to water tanks that are far away or on another property. These will jump onto local wifi or cellular networks to send tank readings to your phone, no matter where you are. This will bring a huge time and travel saving for owners of multiple farms and runoff blocks, a reliable and cost effective solution for reducing visits while maintaining the confidence that animals have access to water all year round.
When upgrading infrastructure or moving to a new farm, water tank monitoring is a quick and cost effective way to get to know your water system. Finding water consumption trends throughout different seasons lets you know exactly how much storage capacity you require and where it is most needed.
Adding tanks and upgrading troughs can be very expensive. Knowing exactly how much water your farm uses will give you confidence in your decisions and let you hold off until it is absolutely necessary.
Training new staffor handing over responsibility to workers is no easy task. Nothing beats years of experience with your farm water systems and conveying it all to new workers can be difficult.
Tank monitoring can provide a good head start for workers, helping them learn the trends of critical tanks and giving you confidence in their ability. With the whole team able to access tank level information and leak detection alerts, not much can slip through the cracks.
Overall, tank monitoring gives you peace of mind, knowing with confidence that your stock has access to water when they need it. Spend less time chasing leaks and more time with family, having your tank levels right in the palm of your hand, no matter where you are.
Subscription is $11.50 per month, paid annually. This includes Spark/Vodafone connectivity.
The HiLo tank monitor uses groundbreaking radar technology to accurately monitor liquid storage levels. Using built-in cellular connectivity, the sensor transmits tank levels to the cloud so you can check your tank levels from anywhere!
Download the HiLo Mobile app from the App Store or Google Play for easy setup and access to your tank levels.
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