The Madrid City Council has decided to implement a Fluidra-Samcla Smart Pro remote irrigation management system in the city centre’s green spaces. This decision is part of a campaign that the City Council launched in 2010 for more efficient and sustainable city management.
The Fluidra-Samcla Smart Pro system uses online software to carry out all the activities involved in irrigation management in real time and from any device with internet access: manage the programmer network, turn irrigation on and off, adjust schedules, etc.
Antonio Morcillo, head of the Madrid City Council’s Green Space Conservation Service, explained that “the implementation of this remote irrigation system is clearly in line with the City of Madrid’s Efficient Water Use and Management Ordinance, which establishes the obligation to implement irrigation systems that promote efficiency and water savings when watering parks, gardens and other municipal green spaces”.
Furthermore, the green spaces that have remote management systems have managed to save more than 35% on both water consumption and maintenance-associated costs. As Alejandro Zafra, Head of Irrigation and Fluid Management Products at Fluidra Comercial España, explains: “There is no question that the SAMCLA-FLUIDRA equipment is already a leader in the market of public park remote management, and will soon be in the private market as well”.
Samcla Smart Pro equipment was also installed in Barcelona. This remote management system, together with other materials needed for irrigation (such as manholes, valves and sprinklers, etc.), were used in a number of major renovations, including the renovation of Avinguda Diagonal (with 1,300 linear metres of new landscaping) and Passeig de Gràcia (with 200 linear metres of trees and shrubs).
Other examples of the installation of the Samcla Smart Pro equipment in the Catalan capital are found in the centralised water management on Avinguda d’Esplugues (with 550 linear metres of lawn and shrubs), the works carried out at the Dr. Comas and LLabería gardens, Passeig de Sant Joan (with 600 linear metres of new landscaping) and the installation of 50 remote management meters in the 22@ technological district.
Parques & Jardines (Parks & Gardens) magazine picked up the story. You can read (in Spanish) the report on Samcla Smart Pro here.