It’s time to think spring. Sure, warm weather is still a few months
away for most of the country, but for irrigation professionals now is
the time to plan for a smooth, successful spring start-up season.
Pipe & Fittings
YOU’VE JUST COMPLETED A PROJECT that included weeks of
planting. As you close the last door
on the work trailer you notice
water bubbling out of the ground
and running along the curb. A
moment of panic sets in. What do
you do now?
When we think of a pump station,
we’re usually thinking of water
purveyors who are pumping water
so your home can have potable
water for drinking, showering, etc.
Golf enthusiasts might see pumping
stations as a way to pump
water from one pond to another.
Take a look at a sampling of
headlines from around
the nation: “Tennessee
Town Runs out of Water,”
“Atlanta Drought: Three
Months of Water Left,” “Are We
Running out of Water?” “Las Vegas
Headed for Dry Future.”
The continued emphasis on water control and conservation is contributing to the downsizing of irrigation emission devices, like drip or microspray irrigation, which provide pinpoint applications at very low rates.
A cross connection
is defined as an unprotected
point between a drinking
water source and
any source of nonpotable
water. If a
is not protected, it is
possible for the flow of
water to reverse its
As an immigrant teen-ager, Vince Nolletti arrived in the United States barely able to speak English. He picked up the language in junior high school, went on to college, where he earned his degree, and now, as they say, is living the American dream.