Drip Irrigation system saves a lot of water
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Americans use around 26 billion gallons of water each day. Around 30% of that amount is used outdoors, most of it for irrigation. When it comes to outdoor irrigation, the EPA recommends drip methods, also known as micro-irrigation, as the most efficient method of automated irrigation. Andy’s Sprinkler, Drainage, and Lighting Services is pleased to offer repair and maintenance services for all types of irrigation systems, including drip irrigation.
Drip irrigation is comprised of a network of plastic pipes or tubing that feature strategically placed small holes, allowing water to drip directly into the soil at a slow rate. This type of system allows less runoff and evaporation, saving water. Water flows deep into the soil under plants, encouraging a strong root system. If plantings in your garden change, Andy’s Sprinkler, Drainage, and Lighting Services can adapt existing systems to new configurations.
To keep working effectively, all automated irrigation systems require proper maintenance and operation. Systems should be equipped with controllers that adjust water flow in accordance to the seasons. Seasonal inspections and maintenance from Andy’s Sprinkler, Drainage, and Lighting Services not only ensure that the irrigation system works effectively but also reduces the need for repair and replacement. For easy operation, we can recommend control enhancements like soil moisture sensors that automatically operate at the optimum time.
During the scorching hot months of a San Antonio summer, outdoor water usage can not only exceed indoor usage but can exceed the amount water used for the rest of the year. With water restrictions in Texas expected to become an ongoing part of the state’s water conservation strategy, micro-irrigation offers a measure of insurance against future water shortages. As a San Antonio sprinkler company with years of experience serving the community, we’re committed to helping your garden flourish while making sure that your property is in compliance with water restrictions.
Repair and maintenance services from Andy’s Sprinkler, Drainage, and Lighting Services help ensure that all your outdoor watering needs are met. For more information about how our irrigation services can save you money on water bills and help conserve water, call Andy’s Sprinkler, Drainage, and Lighting Services today at 210-491-0700.