Considerations in choosing an irrigation system
In an age where pure water reservoirs are shrinking and water costs are rising, the importance of choosing the right irrigation, fertilization and fertigation system is paramount. In accordance, the pressure on municipal water managers to take into consideration a wide range of issues when deciding upon irrigation is growing. These include matters such as environmental issues, gardening, economy, manpower and the needs of the community.
The choice of a system should include among other things: A precise site plan including irrigation system, area size, water supply characteristics, quantity, water flow and rate, quality, estimate of water requirements, water limitations – site implications, drought-coping strategies, irrigation schedule, system performance objectives, water quality issues, water cost, and environmental impact of irrigation practices.