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Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by greenmonster304, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
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    Hopefully it has a dedicated well.
     
  2. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    I've always been impressed with the work that the Greenman does, but I can still nitpick. :)
     
  3. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Dedicated 4"-2hp irrigation well.
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  4. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Aw shucks Pop. Thanks.
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  5. Dirt Boy

    Dirt Boy LawnSite Senior Member
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    In no way picking, but what's the logic behind this?
    I mean, if contaminants can get into the groundwater, shouldn't every well have some sort of backflow?
    Just curious, because I have been in this scenario before, kind of, dump well was also the irrigation supply well, and so I'm wondering where the lines of logic lie.
     
  6. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    I agree, and have put backflow into every well system I've ever done. I'd rather see any contaminates (gawd forbid) get back into the soil to be cleansed. After all, it's our neighbor's groundwater, also. :nono:
     
  7. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
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    If the well is for irrigation only, don't drink the water.
    I always felt that wells supplying both house and irrigation need backflow protection more than city water because of the chance of losing pressure is more likely.
     
  8. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    There is an irrigation well I know of that is about 150' from a laundramat. When the pump kicks it pumps soap suds all over the ground.
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  9. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
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    That's weird, how deep are your wells normally?
     
  10. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Irrigation wells can be as shallow as 25'
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