Wednesday, August 31, 2011

How to Know How Much Water Your Sprinkler System Is Delivering

If you're planning to reduce landscape water usage and you have a sprinkler system, you need to know how much water your sprinkler system delivers. Here's how:

  1. Put out five to seven catch cans at different distances from each sprinkler head. (Tuna or cat food cans work well.)

  2. Water each zone for three minutes.

  3. Measure the amount of water in each can.

  4. Add the amounts in each can and divide by the total to obtain an average.

  5. Multiply the average by 4 to determine how long to run the system.

For example, if you found that the average in a particular station is 1/2", then you would water for 6 minutes to apply 1 inch of water. If you find great variations in the amount of water in various cans, then have your sprinkler system checked.

Most experts recommend at least one inch of water a week to maintain an existing landscape. However, more water may be required with recent high temperatures.

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