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Lake water irrigation

Does anyone have a set-up where they pump water from a lake to irrigate their garden? If so, I'd like to learn more about your set up.


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I believe in many areas of the country this may not be legal. I would check and see if pumping water from a lake for personal use is legal where you live before getting too heavily invested in anything.

My in-laws own some lake-front property in TN but there are all kinds of laws regarding what they can and cant do with the water and even the vegetation within a certain distance of the shore line.
Gardening is mostly an issue of your enthusiasm holding up until you get used to the work.

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Try this one for a discussion last year. Ryan's caveat is good though.

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