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well or county water

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by greenmonster304, Oct 18, 2007.

  1. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,013

    if you guys had the choice of a VFD well or street water for a 3 acre estate of fully manicured lawns, gardens, and privet hedges what would you go for.
     
  2. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,857

    how big of a well?

    What is the town water pushing out? pounds,gmp?
     
  3. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,013

    the well would probably be a 2 1/2 horse VFD well with tank about 45 gpm and the street main would most likely be 2" main with about 80 lbs static
     
  4. 04superduty

    04superduty LawnSite Member
    Posts: 60

    is the water for irrigation on a seperate meter so they do not get charged for sewer.
     
  5. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,595

    Just finished one of those.....if you've got enough water from the well gpm
    wise or can spot cisterns for storage & pump from them, "on demand" is
    the ultimate dream for irrigators. Set the psi, whatever the zone gpm is
    running & have no problems with misting 'cause you laid out for the application using the criteria obtained from well re charge or pumping from
    cistern(s) (we are using 4 1200gal.tanks on current site). Do it w/VFD!:headphones:
    Some purveyors will not permit wells on property because of cross connection issues, but IMHO
    if the system is seperate from the potable...have fun!:)
     
  6. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    we don't have sewer charges here so that wont be an issue but we would be doing that anyway so not to have any affect on the house water supply
     
  7. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,118

    i'd go well anyday, use one of the new "variable speed" pumps so you can zone according to needs and not worry about satisfying the pump.
     
  8. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,496

    Uh Brandon... that's what the VFD stands for in all the prior posts... variable frequency drive. :laugh: [Just yanking your chain] :)
     
  9. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,118

    wow, missed that good abbreviations
     
  10. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,857

    Its tough to keep up with them on this board.

    i just learned the other week HO=home owner..
     

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