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Advanced Communications for Automation Keeps Vineyard Irrigation Systems Flowing

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Advanced Communications for Automation Keeps Vineyard Irrigation Systems Flowing

SeVein Water Association owns and manages the water delivery system and infrastructure for 2,700 acres of vineyards in Walla Walla Valley — some of the most technologically advanced properties in Oregon State. Tapping more than 1,000 feet below the surface, the association constructed one of the finest agricultural water delivery systems in the Northwest. SeVein owns, operates, and maintains the wells, pumps, and motors and is responsible for the delivery of water to each owner’s property line.

Of the 2,700 vineyard acres served, there are 1,000 currently sold or under development. Vineyard property is available in blocks of 40 acres or larger, with each parcel including water rights. The company’s cornerstone property is Seven Hills Vineyards, which is one of the oldest and most prestigious vineyards in the valley. For more than three decades, the property has been graced with vineyards that produce some of the finest wines in the world.

The Challenge

The primary responsibility of SeVein Water Association is to ensure the adequate supply and distribution of water across the nearly 3,000 acre vineyard project. The goal is to supply approximately 5 GPM per irrigated acre to each site at any given time. The large distances and…

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