Drip Irrigation System & Parts

drip irrigation

Drip irrigation is known for being a very efficient method of watering plants. This form of irrigation applies water directly and slowly to the soil. Drip irrigation places small drip emitters in close proximity to the crops’ root. This provides a much-improved efficiency and makes the system much more controllable.




These emitters are directly connected to the water source by feeder hoses. Another setup is to have the emitters built into the feeder hose instead of rows of independent emitters. This is a trickle hose system.

These systems consist of several constituent parts.

Valve-turn the water flow on or off.
Backflow preventer- reduce the pressure of water flowing through the system and keep it at a constant level.
Filters- used to filter the water.
Emitters – directly control the rate of water.

drip irrigation

Are usually small plastic devices that either screw or snap onto the drip tube or pipe.

This irrigation system is best used for lawn and gardens.  It is easy to install, easy to design, can be very inexpensive.  It can reduce disease problems associated with high levels of moisture on some plants. Soil moisture thereby enhancing production. Irrigation can be carried out day and night and water is supplied where and when required.

 

               

               

               

               

                

               

 

 

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