Drip Irrigation - Low Flow
THE SUMMERS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ARE NO JOKE. The sun pounds the landscape like a hammer, and it’s not unusual for temperatures to reach the ’90s before noon. But the summer of 1999 was particularly brutal.
With water an increasingly scarce and valuable resource, it’s more important than ever for landscape irrigation designs to include efficiencies in every component of the system—including the pumping equipment.
Pipe & Fittings
Using a gauge provides us with a
measure of pressure in the system. Generally, we expect to see a steady
reading, but what does the gauge with a pointer that is unsteady mean?
The unsteady or flickering needle shows that the system is seeing
rapid changes in pressure. These rapid pressure changes, over time, can
lead to failure of the pipes, fittings, or other components.