Well Water and Your Lawn Sprinkler System
If you own a home that uses well water, you might be used to doing a bit of extra legwork to keep things running smoothly. Annual inspections and routine maintenance are par for the course for properties with wells, and many homeowners wonder if a lawn sprinkler system can be hooked up to their well safely and effectively. The answer in many situations is a resounding “yes!” If you use well water and are considering lawn sprinkler system installation, read this primer and contact the experts at Sposato Irrigation.
What’s the Difference Between Municipal Water and Well Water?
Some homeowners with well water sing its praises: “It tastes so much better! Say goodbye to chlorine and strange aftertastes!” Still, there are some substantial differences between municipal water and well water when it comes to your lawn sprinkler system. Municipal water is pumped onto your property from the city water system, while wells utilize pumps to draw water up from the ground nearby. Properties with municipal water typically enjoy much more constant pressure. Well systems may operate at lower pressure and usually require a bit more maintenance.
Can Your Lawn Sprinkler System Use Well Water?
Depending on your well’s capabilities and the size of the lawn sprinkler system you’d like to install, you may be able to run your irrigation system with water from your well. You’ll need to work with a team of experienced irrigation professionals to determine the flow rate of the sprinkler system you’d like to install, the water pressure and flow rate that your current well can provide, and which adjustments (if any) you’ll need to make to ensure success.
Consider Pressure, Flow, and Smart Irrigation Solutions
The primary factors that irrigation professionals must consider are pressure and flow. Wells can sometimes exert far less pressure (or less consistent pressure) than municipal systems. Installing a lawn sprinkler system that demands more than your well can provide can lead to significant issues, ranging from a temporary decrease in water pressure in your home to your well running dry. Fortunately, there are plenty of solutions that can allow wells and sprinkler systems to coexist. You may simply need a more water-wise irrigation system. If incorporating water-saving technology isn’t enough to reduce the load on your well, you may need to consider other options like upgrading your well’s pump.
Choose Sposato Irrigation
Sposato Irrigation is uniquely positioned to offer high-quality, affordable, and reliable irrigation services to homeowners and business owners in Sussex County, Milton, Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, Bethany Beach, Fenwick Island, Ocean View, Millsboro, Dagsboro, and Ocean City, MD. Thanks to our expertise, innovation and decades of professional experience, we can meet the needs of large properties and small gardens. To learn more about our irrigation installation, LED landscape lighting, and commercial irrigation maintenance services, contact us today. We can be reached at 302-645-4773. Also, check us out on Facebook and Twitter.
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Sposato Irrigation is looking for hardworking irrigation professionals to join our team. If you’re interested in a career in irrigation, contact Brad Bos at email@example.com. We offer competitive wages and benefit packages, and our team members have the opportunity to work on a wide range of projects.