Author: Adolph Garcia
Spring is just around the corner and it’s almost time to start barbequing and to get your irrigation system in good working order.
An irrigation system checkup should be done at least twice a year, once in the spring and again in mid-summer. This is simply a visual inspection to pinpoint any problems with the system.
Here are the most important things to look at when doing an inspection.
It’s also important to check for high pressure. If you see a fogging or misting effect while the heads are spraying it’s because the system is running way over its design pressure. This is a simple fix. Just install a pressure regulator at the irrigation system’s water connection.
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Adolph ‘Marty’ Garcia is SAWS’ numero uno, top dog, the go-to guy for all things irrigation and has the experience (that would be 35 years) and professional memberships to back up such a stellar reputation. Not only is he a SAWS senior conservation consultant, but he also holds a Texas irrigators license, in addition to a plethora of other credentials. (Did we mention he’s a licensed plumber, too?) Teaching people about water issues is his passion, second only to America’s pastime – baseball – and the hot dogs, pretzels and beer that go with it.
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