Why a Drip Irrigation System is more Environmentally Friendly than other Sprinkler Systems
Most sprinkler systems spray water into an area at a wide radius. If they are not set up correctly, they can waste a lot of water. Very often you will see a sprinkler system spraying water onto a driveway or into the street, wasting water in the process. With a drip irrigation system, there is less waste and higher efficiency.
Here are some of the ways a drip irrigation system is more environmentally friendly than other sprinkler systems:
- More precise watering
- Creates deeper root growth
- There is less evaporation
- Up to 70 percent less water waste
- Less weed growth
- Almost completely eliminates runoff
- Cost effective
When other sprinkler systems are used, there is less control over where the water is sprayed and how it is distributed. When using a drip irrigation system, the water is evenly distributed directly to the desired areasthrough plastic pipes placed a few inches below the ground. There are emitters across the whole system that releases water into the soil directly, allowing the water to seep deeper and reach the bottom of roots and eliminating runoff. There are also more complex drip irrigation systems available that can release fertilizer along with the water to improve plant growth.
The efficiency of drip irrigation systems has made them the preferred choice of many. Their precise watering ability and minimal water waste make drip irrigation systems much more environmentally friendly than any other sprinkler systems.