Irrigation System

Irrigation System

ReWater Systems (formerly C27 Landscape Contractor’s License #798547), once provided full landscape installation services to customers who purchased our recycling irrigation systems. From our years of experience, we understand landscaping is live art, and irrigation is how you keep that art blooming and green. Throughout our website, we included some photos of work we’ve done, overseen, or witnessed over the years.

Installation of the ReWater® system is available anywhere in the world through a local plumber and landscaper, who we will help to perform the quality of work our clients desire. We encourage them to watch our technical support videos, read our Owner’s Manual and Controller User’s guide, and to rely on our spec sheets before calling with questions.

Irrigation

A high-quality irrigation system starts with a controller large enough to control the amount of valves needed for the micro-climates of your landscape. A micro-climate is an area of landscape with unique water needs, such as the sunny side of your front lawn versus a shady side. If two sides of a home are irrigated with the same valve, as they often are in poor installations, the shady side will either be too wet or the sunny side will be too dry To keep that from happening, use two valves for that lawn, one for the shady side, and one for the sunny side.

A high-quality irrigation system also eliminates run-off, a leading cause of water waste and of water pollution. Simply applying just the right amount of water where it’s needed makes a big difference in how much water runs off.

ReWater’s controllers can support any type of conventional irrigation method as well as underground drip. Those methods are hereby listed from the most efficient to the least efficient form of irrigation.

Underground Drip

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This exacting method of irrigation puts all the water at the root zones of only the plants you want to irrigate. It doesn’t matter if it’s windy or sunny, all the water goes where you want it. This method is ideal for irrigating everything but lawn, though many lawns have been installed using underground drip (it’s just labor intensive in a lawn).

Drip irrigation is well documented to save 30% to 60% of your water. By placing drip emitters only on the plants you want to irrigate, you will optimize water usage while reducing over-spray, evaporation, run-off, and weed growth.

Underground drip component’s costs vary depending on your design. For example, if you install emitters only where you plant something, materials and water will cost less per square foot than if you install irrigation to water an entire area. The advantage to placing emitters under an entire area is it gives you the ability to add plants in the future without having to add emitters then (but that’s the same wasteful principle as with sprinklers.)

Surface Drip

Like with underground drip, surface drip saves 30% – 60% of irrigation water. It is above ground so susceptible to being cut and snagged by gardeners, and to being chewed on by animals.

Micro sprinklers

These small low-pressure sprinkler devices are run off of polyethylene tubing, and are ideal for flower beds and other small area planters. By not throwing water high into the air, and by keeping the water in large droplets, they reduce evaporation losses caused by wind and heat, while decreasing over-spray losses and damage caused by rotors and sprinklers.

Rotors

These high-pressure devices have been engineered to throw water out in large droplets that travel farther than otherwise and not evaporate o the way. They are great for covering large swaths of lawn, think city parks.

Sprinklers

Sprinklers are the least efficient form of irrigation because they to it all wrong. They throw water high in the air, in small droplets, even mist. By the time they’ve covered the entire area, a large amount evaporated and there’s usually water running off all over the place. Run-off is a leading cause of high water bills and river and ocean pollution. A good controller can help mitigate those effects.

Our controllers have up to 16 start times per fresh water program for surface irrigation methods, to allow absorption of water on even the steepest of slopes. Our controllers also have multiple irrigation programs, to provide for the different needs found in most landscapes. Further, rain gauges or moisture sensors can be attached directly to our controllers, as well as to individual irrigation valves. Sprinkler heads on slopes should have pressure shut-offs to stop drainage.

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