When it comes to watering your yard, you may be able to save yourself some “green” without your lawn turning brown – by using an automatic irrigation system. If that system is correctly designed, installed and maintained it can keep your landscape looking lush on the least amount of water.
Living in the country has its benefits and its pleasures…and installing an automatic irrigation system can certainly add to those pleasures and benefits – provided your water source – typically your well, and the pump that draws water from it – are up to the demands an irrigation system will place on them. This article explores some of the considerations necessary to ensure a positive outcome.
The ever-increasing demand for water in North America in turn drives the building of new dams, the digging of new wells, and the increasing use of water from our natural water bodies. Using too much water contributes significantly to ‘non-point source pollution,’ which is what happens when water moves across the ground, collecting pollutants from various sources, eventually depositing them into our drinking water supplies.
The effective use of water – along with the reduced use of things like pesticides – can be a way to significantly reduce pollution caused by excessive watering and other forms of water use. Consider just a few of the environmental benefits of effective water use…