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Running irrigation from another water supply source

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by SOSINC, Jun 8, 2008.

  1. SOSINC

    SOSINC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 42

    Been kickin it around and was thinking about making a set-up to where I would run my downspout into a underground tank and then use that water for my yard.

    I also got a creek that runs in my back yard too but the water supply is small when the heart of summer hits. I got a very small spring that start at the backyard.

    So what I would like to know is has anyone here done something like this and where and what did you use on your set-up( pumps,tanks<.
     
  2. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 50,535

    Keep kicking, but the idea isn't cost-effective. You got acreage, you can dig a reservoir, and pay to keep it mosquito-free.
     
  3. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 26,981

    Run ya gutters into the ground , use the earth for a holding tank and sink a point well.
     
  4. Waterit

    Waterit LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,931

    Make sure you install a float switch on your pump to prevent it running when tank is dry.
     
  5. SOSINC

    SOSINC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 42

    What kind of tanks would you use and how big?

    I was thinking about at least 750-2500 gals.

    I could run a pump from the creek and my downspouts to that tank.

    Or would a well be a cheaper option? Don't know what they get now days per foot.
     
  6. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Messages: 4,350

    Well..............
     
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    FIMCO-MEISTER Banned
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