Watering restrictions/bans

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by irritation, Jul 10, 2012.

  1. txirrigation

    txirrigation LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
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    I have gotten 6.3" in the last 3 days. Your family is right though, corn did OK this year.

    They cut back the rice farmers, which is going to destroy a town downstream of Lake Travis.
     
  2. Getting water to the bay is priority one.
    Cities and towns #2
    Rice and ag #3
     
  3. Autoflow

    Autoflow LawnSite Member
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    We had sprinklers completely banned here from late 2003 until mid 2009, with drip allowed two days per week. A lot of irrigation businesses went out of business. I concentrated on garden maintenance until the sprinkler ban was lifted. It sucked balls. I hope you guys never get that bad over there.
     
  4. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
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    There are some water rights issues being fought in GA for sure.

    I suspect conservation is going to be a way of life from now on in GA too
     
  5. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
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    Lot of discussion about subsurface drip for turf and new drip technologies being tested for crops too.
     
  6. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    I think sub surface drip is a great idea, works great for non conventional septic systems. No need to worry about watering at night either.
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  7. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    Got some beavers that need to be put down?
     
  8. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
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    I replaced about 10,000 feet of drip last winter. We were expanding the drip rings around the trees. I noticed several time feeder roots growing into the drip lines via the emitters.

    I am not 100% convinced we are ready to do turf like this. However, the use of sprays has been banned in Texas if the turf is less than 4 foot (wide) and has concrete walks and drives on both sides. Time will tell.
     
  9. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    The ones for septic systems are impregnated with a root herbicide and also root guards.
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  10. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
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    The septic systems are not covered by the standard irrigation licenses in Texas and as a result I have not played with them.

    Also, those herbicide inpregnated pipes would mandate an up grade to the backflow in Texas if connected to potable water.
     

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