Devonport has invested in a new watering system to ensure the city's high-profile events areas have green grass and flourishing garden beds. The advanced irrigation system equipped with smart sensors to measure soil moisture levels is getting installed by the Devonport City Council at Aikenhead Point. By incorporating smart sensors, the state-of-the-art system is designed to help the city conserve water, saving both time and money. The council has allocated $240,000 for the project. The new irrigators are going in from Aikenhead Point to North Fenton Street. Council general manager Matthew Atkins said the same irrigation system is used in the public open spaces along Victoria Parade, from Waterfront Park to Aikenhead Point. "The system is being installed to provide capacity to water the grassed lawn space, garden beds and other native vegetation," he said. "The area is a premier events space for the city, hosting the Devonport car show and our New Year's Eve celebration." The parks and reserve team manually watered the garden beds before but now during summer, the new irrigation system runs automatically at night, controlled by timers. Mr Atkins said the smart sensors were installed in several recreation spaces throughout the central business district as part of the council's Devonport Live initiative. The council's intelligent bin-level technology employed at the Bluff is another such innovation, which automatically triggers a work order at 75 per cent full to ensure the bins get emptied as needed. These digital tech innovations let city staff know when to take action, such as electronic sensors to measure storm drain flow, cleanliness of barbecues, and water levels in Don River for flood monitoring purposes. Additionally, the council monitors and tracks plant equipment to ensure correct usage.