Yes, you CAN use well water for your irrigation system.
Homeowners with wells often worry they can’t install an irrigation system. What if the well goes dry? What if there isn’t enough water pressure to run the sprinklers?
Don’t worry. Today’s smart irrigation controllers regulate water usage. Chances are, you’ll use less well water with an irrigation system than you do with your hoses and sprinklers.
And there are ways to boost your well’s water pressure.
How to use well water for irrigation? Let’s take a look.
The Difference Between Well Water and Municipal Water
Wells operate differently than a municipal water system, pulling water from the ground and then pumping it into your home. If you’re on a city water system, you likely get constant water pressure.
Your well uses its own pump or pumps to provide pressure. That means the pressure can vary, depending on the size and power of your pumps.
A separate pump is often used to power an irrigation system, providing even pressure and preventing pressure drops if you use water in the house while the sprinklers are running.
It’s All About Pressure and Flow
The pressure and flow rate of your well determines the size of the irrigation system you can install on your property. The experts at Neave Irrigation can help you figure out how much area you can cover with the pressure and flow rate that your well provides.
We know how to design irrigation systems that will make the best use of your water pressure. We’ll calculate the well pump size needed to properly run your system and the well yield required to supply it.
We can tell you about options for increasing the size of the pump or pumps on your well to increase pressure and flow rate.
A Smart Irrigation System Uses Less Water
If you’re using hoses and sprinklers to move water from your well to your lawn and gardens, you’re probably wasting a lot of water.
Hose-end sprinklers use more water than necessary and don’t evenly distribute the water. Water often sprays where it isn’t needed, shooting over onto pavement, driveways and sidewalks.
It’s easy to forget to turn the sprinkler off, so you’re often using more water than your landscape needs. As much as 50 percent of water used for irrigation is wasted due to evaporation, wind, or runoff caused by inefficient irrigation methods and systems.
A smart irrigation system waters only when and where you need it.
The Smartest System On The Block? Rachio.
Neave Irrigation is an authorized Rachio installer and service provider for both residential and commercial properties.
Rachio’s smart controller means no more watering worries. It connects to your Wi-Fi and begins managing all your yard’s zones, determining when, where and how to water.
Rachio taps into a network of thousands of local weather stations and automatically adjusts your watering schedule based on the latest local forecast. No more wasted watering before, during or after it rains. Rachio controllers save most users more than 30% on outdoor water usage when compared to standard controllers. They’re also
WaterSense Certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. That means they’ve been independently certified to help save water, energy and money.
Neave Knows Irrigation
Questions about using your well water for irrigation?
We can answer them.
Neave Irrigation has more than 40 years of experience in the irrigation industry, and we have certified and licensed professionals on staff. We have access to the most advanced irrigation technology on the market.
We can boost the efficiency of your current irrigation system or equip your landscape with a brand new one.
If you’re in the Hudson Valley, call us at (845) 463-0592. If you’re in Westchester County, call (914) 271-7996; from Connecticut, dial (203) 212-4800. Or, fill out our simple web form, and we’ll contact you about setting up your free consultation.