Planted Bund Drip Irrigation
As planners and the public become more sensitive to unsightly industrial sites, irrigation can help to quickly establish bunded planting screens.
Landscaped & planted bunds are normally installed to screen unsightly operations such as quarries and warehouses. It is important to ensure that the planting is established as quickly as possible. Drip irrigation design can be used very effectively to promote the establishment and also counteract the natural drainage of rainwater down the slope.
For closely spaced shrubs, parallel lines of pressure compensated, non-leakage, drip lines are normally run along the slope at regular intervals. : For large trees a supply pipe would run across the slope with tails of dripline around each tree.
Control and Feeding
On poor soils, or for faster growth, fertiliser can be added to the irrigation water using a proportional chemical injector. The irrigation control equipment can be programmed to add feed every watering or once per week.
Water can either be supplied from the mains, via a Water Regulation compliant break tank, or from storage ponds using a pump with built-in filtration. The pumps will be controlled via the irrigation control system. An optional weather station unit can ensure that the watering regime reflects the local temperatures and rainfall patterns.
Access Irrigation advise the architect at the start of the project on the most suitable type of irrigation and provide information on compliance with the water regulations. Using scale plans, we are able to produce designs and costings for the project, along with the relevant information for specifiers and contractors.
Once the project commences we provide project management services. Once commissioned, Access Irrigation also offer service visits to ensure that the irrigation system keeps operating as intended.