Project Name:
Edsel and Eleanor Ford Estate
Grosse Pointe Shores, MI

Completion Date:

Project Team:
Client – Edsel & Eleanor Ford House
Landscape Architect – SmithGroupJJR
Irrigation contractor – Marc Dutton Irrigation

Irrigation Components:
Pumpstation Manufacturer – Watertronics
Irrigation equipment – Hunter / Rainbird
Control system – Baseline

Irrigation Watersource:
Lake St. Clair
Watertronics pumpstation – 700 GPM @ 100 PSI

Design Objective:
Transition from potable water source to Lake St Clair source by installing 700 GPM @ 100 PSI pumpstation.
Integration of two-wire Baseline control system with soil moisture sensors and web based central control system.
Replace 1930’s and 1970’s eras existing systems and irrigation of entire site.
Provide GPS sub meter as built.

Site open to visitors throughout construction including DSO performance, Eyes on Design Automotive Show, family wedding.
Working in conjunction with storm sewer and electrical source renovations and installations.
Directional boring beneath existing tree groves to install piping and protect root systems.

Additional Work/Phasing:
North Development Zone (2017)