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WATERING IRRIGATION:
WATER THE SHAPE OF YOUR LAWN AND YOUR GARDEN AT THE SAME TIME

With the new low-pressure Intelligent Sprinkler by VariThrow, watering irrigation has turned a new corner. And you can do it all at a fraction of what typical in-ground sprinkler systems cost.

You can now say good ridance to all those trenches that normally needed to be dug throughout your lawn for installing a bunch of unnecessary pop-up sprinklers connected with PVC pipe.

You can now water the exact shape of your lawn with a single Intelligent Sprinkler by VariThrow, which is custom-set for the shape of your lawn. And by connecting it with drip poly tube, your garden gets watered when you turn your Intelligent Sprinkler on.

Why shouldn’t you save money on watering irrigation and be happy, too? Now you can do both.

Please check with your local water supplier to see if there are any restrictions on using this type of watering system is allowed, if you are looking for the conatc number for Thames Water then use the following link thames water contact number and thames water will be able to provide you with any information you require.

COMMERCIAL-GRADE LAWN AND GARDEN WATERING IRRIGATION HAS NEVER BEEN MORE AFFORDABLE OR EASY TO INSTALL

Our Intelligent Sprinkler eliminates the need for what’s called overlapping ”head to head coverage” that uses multiple sprinkler heads. That’s old technology.

And because the Intelligent Sprinkler by VariThrow is a low-pressure system, you can connect it to the water source with drip poly tube. So when you turn on your Intelligent Sprinkler to water your lawn, the nozzels in the drip tube at each plant make sure your garden gets watered, too.

As you can see above, now it only takes a single Intelligent Sprinkler to water your lawn.

To water the lawn shape with an Intelligent Sprinkler by VariThrow, the variable-throw mechanism allows you to custom set the distance that the water sprays for each 3 degrees of rotation. So as the spray head rotates, the water is constantly adjusting to water the exact shape of your lawn. And the distribution, because of the professional rotor, distributes the water evenly across the shape of your lawn.

All professional rotors are independently tested for distribution uniformity, including the replaceable Hunter® PGP Ultra and I20 rotors installed in our Intelligent Sprinkler models. The Intelligent Sprinkler's replaceABLE Hunter® PGP Ultra rotor takes the foundation of the best-selling PGP rotor, with a variety of new features developed over three decades of Hunter Industries research, customer feedback, and lab testing.

So why have a bunch of pop-up spray heads installed all over your lawn, when you don't need to? And then have to water your garden separately. Now you can save all those thousands of dollars in labor costs to dig trenches throughout your lawn to connect all the pop-ups with PVC pipe.

The professional Hunter® rotors in our Intelligent Sprinkler models are designed to water your lawn evenly. And our variable-throw mechanism will allow you to custom-set your Intelligent Sprinkler to water the shape of your lawn.

REPLACEABLE HUNTER ROTOR
SPEC AND DATA SHEETS:

Replaceable Hunter® PGP Ultra Rotor 
Operating Specifications 
Radius: 17′ to 47′ 
Flow rate: 0.36 to 14.8 GPM 
Recommended pressure range: 25 to 70 PSI 
Operating pressure range: 20 to 100 PSI 
Precipitation rates: 0.4 in/hr approx. 
Nozzle trajectory: Std = 25 degrees, Low angle = 13 degrees 
Click here for specs and data sheet for the Hunter® PGP Ultra rotor 

Replaceable Hunter® I20 Rotor 
Operating Specifications 
Radius: 17′ to 46′ 
Flow Rate: 0.36 to 14.8 GPM 
Recommended pressure range: 25 to 70 PSI 
Operating pressure range: 20 to 100 PSI 
Precipitation rates: 0.4 in/hr approx. 
Nozzle trajectory: Std = 25 degrees, Low angle = 13 degrees 
Click here for specs and data sheet for the Hunter I-20 rotor 

Rising water rate Prices effect on water irrigation

Water charging is a practice that has a myriad of impacts on water irrigation. The cost of water has been gradually rising despite advancements in water catchment and harvesting. It is important to strike a balance between water conservation and maintaining revenues. The revenues are used in the maintenance of the water infrastructure and the operation and management costs. Different farmers will react differently to increases in water rates depending on the type of crop they grow and the structure of their irrigation systems. Water usage consequentially increases with increase in water rates. The fluctuation of water price depends on the availability of alternative sources such as irrigation ponds, wells and canals. Irrigation practices attract considerable costs as water rates. Increases in water rates, therefore, end up having consequential effects on water irrigation. The rise of water rate prices reduces the demand for irrigation water.

In light of other water uses, irrigation could be viewed as a less crucial. Therefore, water usage in most irrigation projects gets reduced in instances of the rise in water rate prices, to make sure there is enough water for industrial and domestic use. The rise in water prices forces the implementation of modernized systems of irrigation. It also leads to changes in types of crops grown in the respective irrigation projects. The irrigation projects move to growing crops with less water consumption to mitigate the rising costs as a result of the rise in water rate prices. The farmers might also consider growing rain-fed crops to avoid having to pay for the water. All these are methods geared towards optimizing the use of water in irrigation projects. Farmers may also opt to move their irrigation projects to other areas that they might readily find irrigation water. They might also work on improving their water harvesting practices such that they reduce their irrigation water costs. Other farmers might turn to drilling and pumping groundwater, which is an illegal process unless otherwise authorized. However, there are energy costs attached to drilling and pumping groundwater. At times this cost might be on the higher side of the water rates prices and hence not a viable option. 

Irrigation consumes more than half the water available in most areas. Therefore, a lot of attention to this sector to ensure there is no wastage. Irrigation is very important in sustainable food production. As such, proper management of irrigation is important to ensure sustained food production. Rising water rates encourage the users to use the water more efficiently. The formulation of these prices should also be based on careful assessment of the amount of water available and the demand for irrigation water. The price fluctuation is used as a strategy to regulate the consumption and use of water in preparation for seasons with low water supply. The effects of the rise in water prices have to be carefully examined to ensure progressive and quality food production. In the event that farmers are unwilling to reduce water usage in their irrigation projects even after increases in water rate prices, there is bound to be consequential increases in the prices of food produced. As such it is important for the regulators to work hand in hand with irrigation farmers to ensure all the objectives of sustainable irrigation are achieved. Some of the options that the farmers might turn to are not favourable to food production. The regulators should, therefore, engage the farmers in a way that ensures their irrigation activities remain sustainable. There is quite a thin line between ensuring water resources are used effectively maintaining sustainable food production. The end result should always be a sustainable food production system with the effective use of water resources.If you want any more information on Water Prices in your area you can contact South West Water.

Hot tips for 2018

The growing concern regarding water scarcity, security, and reliability around the world has led to the continuous innovation and implementation of digital solutions to improve efficiency in watering and irrigation. The coming year is expected to set the pace for futuristic techs in this area. Here are some of the tech ideas and gadgets to watch out for in 2018.

Application of Internet of Things (IoT)

2017 saw the general application of smart water tech. In the coming year, we expect an intensified application of internet of things in the smart water tech and devices which will revolutionize the way watering, and irrigation is done. We expect to see smart and precise irrigation tech adopted by farmers globally to curb the prevalent water scarcity. With the integration of IoT in smart water devices, farmers will enjoy freedom, automation, and ease management of water infrastructure.

Smart wastewater management

The challenge we are facing today is wastewater management. Next year we expect a wide application of data-driven solutions in wastewater management systems. The innovative solutions will be geared towards detecting inflow, infiltration, rapid response towards system breakdowns, informed prioritizing of actions, and application of smart predictive modeling of water waste systems. These systems will be a major improvement to the current systems marred with aging infrastructure and widespread water wastage.

Automation

While automation in water management is already in use, 2018 will bring in a new level of automation that will include the use of drones to collect data and inspect irrigation operations. The automation process will also factor in use of big data and integrated intelligence. The proposed learning machines which will be used for irrigation will completely change the farmer's experience both in water application solutions and bumper crop harvest.

Big data

2018 will see a global application of big data to solve the water scarcity challenge. Its application will help ease pressure on water resources. The tech giants in this area are planning to gather vast amounts of data through satellite imagery, groundwater monitoring, regional water mapping, and science-driven research. Already industry specialists in this area are holding consultative meetings and conferences to chart the way forward.

Mainstreaming Xeriscaping

This method of landscaping is already in use in some parts of the globe but at a minimal scale. The method is also relatively new and hence in its infancy stages. It is seen as an alternative to traditional gardening methods. The process eliminates the need for the supplemental water coming from irrigation. It, therefore, reduces water consumption and hence reduces water waste in the process. Applying tech based solutions in landscaping will help reduce water use by over 60%. Mainstreaming this watering method will set the pace for increased innovation in this grey area.

Conclusion

2018 is set to be a great year for the watering and irrigation industry. It will be exciting to watch as creative and innovative ideas, as well as systems, are applied to solve global water problems. These trends will also come just in time to address the exponentially increasing demand for food on the global scale.