Drip Irrigation & Accessories
Typical irrigation (overhead sprays and sprinklers) operate under the methodology of applying as much water as possible and as quickly as possible. They operate under high pressure and deliver water measured in Gallons per Minute (GPM).
By contrast, drip irrigation is rooted in the idea of releasing water slowly, so that it has time to infiltrate the ground and reach the roots of plants. It operates under regulated lower pressure and water flow rates are measured in Gallons per Hour (GPH).
Typical drip equipment includes:
- Drip Tubing with inline emitters, where the water comes out, or "blank" tubing where you can add your own emitters right where you want 'em.
- Fittings which connect sections of drip tubing to each other and to the water supply (typically a valve).
- Pressure Regulators which ensure the system is operating at a low, steady pressure.
- Filters which keep debris out of the drip lines, ensuring they continue to deliver water.
- Accessories like tools for manipulating fittings and inline emitters, stakes and staples for holding tubing in place, and gizmos to help you see when your drip system is on.