DRIP IRRIGATION: Making the most of your water!
Drip irrigation is the most efficient method of irrigating. While sprinklers are around 60% efficient, drip systems are typically 90% or higher. Drip irrigation works by delivering a low flow and volume of water to plants. The high efficiency of drip irrigation results from two primary factors. The first is that the water soaks into the soil before it can evaporate or run off. The second is that the water is only applied where it is needed, (at the plant’s roots) rather than sprayed everywhere.
Installing a drip irrigation system is a very simple process. The system components are relatively inexpensive. Kits are available or you can purchase individual components to customize and expand your system.