I really need to get an irrigation system set up for next Spring...too much time devoted to watering the various boxes, garden and trees!
Any particular set ups or suppliers to recommend?
Yep - I'm on city water. I'm nowhere near your usage levels (!), but drip irrigation and timers is what I figured.jal_ut wrote:Here is why I said running an irrigation system on culinary water is out of the question: The rainbirds I am using are sized so that they put out 5 gallons a minute. I usually let the ones in the orchard run 12 hours once a week. That puts a little over 1.5 inches of water on the whole area.
Six rainbirds x 5 gallons a minute x 12 hours x 60 minutes per hour = 21600 gallons per run x 4 weeks =86400 gallons a month. How would you like to see that on your culinary water bill?
Like I said, we are fortunate to have irrigation water that is not metered. This is also why my first question was about your water source. If you have a source of water that is not metered, then you are fortunate. If not, you may want to design something with drip emitters, and a timer.