Using drip irrigation to save water

April 02, 2019

Drip irrigation is the most efficient Tulsa irrigation system since it uses 20 to 50 percent less water than the normal sprinkler systems. The water goes straight into the ground and is not likely to cause erosion or evaporate. You require plastic tubes and low volume drippers that are able to reach your target plants.  Water is delivered directly to the root zones of your plants on a slow, accurate and frequent basis. This causes the water to radiate outwards, forming a wetting pattern below the ground. The root zone is always moist but not saturated with water. The plants will always maintain the required balance between water and air.

Drip irrigation works to help you save water by;

  • Water conservation

One of the most recognized benefits of  drip irrigation is saving water. When you use the low volume dripper, water is directly delivered to the root zone of plants. Drip irrigation Tulsa will give you lots of control over where the water is to be distributed and where it is not. This allows you to use only the exact amount of water needed for each plant.

  • Runoff

Since water is delivered directly and slowly to the root zone, soil runoff is reduced significantly. This happens when irrigating on uneven ground or slopes. In addition, water is slowly delivered within the planting area where it is needed. You will save even more if you can avoid unnecessarily watering the soil between your plants.

  • Reduces evaporation

Drip irrigation also saves water since there will be less evaporation when the water is distributed. You won’t have to contend with over-spraying your planting area and soaking the sidewalks and parking lots.

  • Reduces the rate of water flow

When planning drip irrigation, you need to know your water flow. A Drip irrigation system measures water use in litres per hour. The slow supply of water to the root zones of crops improves water absorption and reduces water loss through ground infiltration. This allows the water to be efficiently used and reduces its waste.

  • Pressure regulation

To operate effectively, drip irrigation requires low water volume and low pressure. This is why every drip irrigation system must have filtration and pressure regulation mechanisms.  Pressure regulation will ensure the pressure entering the system does not exceed the maximum operating pressure for drip irrigation.

  • Provides years of effective irrigation

If cared for properly, drip irrigation will provide you years of efficiency and save on water bills.

Drip irrigation is always considered to be 90-95 percent efficient. This is due to the increased focus on water conservation. Using this form of irrigation will save you water, improve efficiency and reduce maintenance costs. It is mostly used in farms, greenhouses, and residential gardens.  The approach is ideal in areas of acute water scarcity and works for crops and trees such as coconuts, bananas, tomatoes, strawberries, cotton, maize and eggplant.

If you are looking for irrigation system installation, repair or maintenance Tulsa, contact our experts.

 

 

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