Our Water Catchment & Drip Irrigation Systems
A covered high tunnel creates a dry environment requiring irrigation. Water can be collected from your high tunnel ‘roof’, stored in catchment tanks and used to irrigate sustaining the crops growing inside the covered space. Irrigation is the most efficient way to water crops inside a high tunnel
Recycling collected water through an irrigation system requires catchment tanks, a filter, a pump to pressurize the water (electric hook up necessary), a pressure reducer to stabilize pressure, a check valve for backflow prevention, a header line, and drip tape with ‘drip’ emitters.
We offer a large variety of water catchment and irrigation materials for sale as well as design functional systems and provide installation services within a 150 mile radius outside of Berea.
All of our installations and materials meet NRCS grant standards. So, you will be guaranteed approval upon completion. Our crew has experience with designing and installing water catchment and irrigation systems and also customize systems based on the fruits & vegetables you want to grow.
Why use a rainwater catchment system?
- Soft water- Less salt build up
- Reduces soil erosion around as well as inside the high tunnel
- Decreases reliance on outside water sources that can lead to nutrient build up
- Saves on water supply expenses on the farm
- Reduces carbon footprint
*Our 15’ x 48’ (720 sq. ft.) high tunnel can collect 500 gallons from a half- inch rain
Why use drip-irrigation?
- Reduces diseases caused from moisture residue on crops
- Waters the crop slowly and applies water directly to the root zone
- Most efficient way to irrigate crops
- Turn on and walk away- time management friendly!
- Reusable, durable materials can be used over several seasons
- All irrigation materials can be used for production out in the field and inside a high tunnel.
- All irrigation systems will need pressure. There are several different ways to get pressure to your drip lines either with electric, solar, or utilizing a gravity-fed system.
- We design systems based on your specific production needs
- Although rain water irrigation is efficient, it is necessary to have a backup source. Either municipal or county water or surface water from a surrounding source is important for ensuring healthy crop production.
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