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1 Drip irrigation

2 What is drip irrigation? Drip irrigation is a cost-effective and resource- efficient way of watering vegetation in a garden. Unlike sprinklers and other common forms of irrigation, drip irrigation saves water by allowing for the direct transmission of water to the roots of plants. Drip irrigation utilizes a network of pipes that are used to carry water under low pressure to plants at a rate much slower than sprinklers.

3 A positive for plants Keeps underlying soil moist The rapid wetting and drying of plants, which often results from sprinkler irrigation, does not occur with drip irrigation, leading to increased plant health Prevents disease

4 It’s environmentally friendly Minimized water loss due to wind, rain and runoff Prevents infrastructure destruction 30 percent more efficient than sprinklers

5 Money and resource saver Saves not only water, but also money and your time Automatic and manual Used in dry climates

6 Our rooftop plan We will utilize both more conventional types of drip irrigation and unconventional types such as soaker hoses Soaker hoses and drip hoses will be used to irrigate elevated beds Trees and potted plants will be watered by hand Green panels by hand

7 What we need One aluminum and brass hose faucet 4-port manifold: $10.99

8 What we need Two Gilmour 9500 electronic water timers: $29.99 each

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10 What we need 100 feet of ½ inch drip irrigation poly tubing: $8.99

11 What we need End cap for poly tubing (2): $0.50

12 What we need Drip emitters (15-20): $0.33

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14 What we need soaker hose, 50 feet (2): $11.97

15 soaker hose end cap: $1.54 What we need

16 25 feet of garden hose: $11.79

17 References Drip irrigation for the home garden. (2004, July). In The University of Rhode Island. Retrieved March 28, 2012, from Wilson, C., & Bauer, M. (2005, November). Drip irrigation for home gardens. In Colorado State University. Retrieved March 28, 2012, from Wilson, C., & Whiting, D. (2006, May). Operating and maintaining a home irrigation system. In Colorado State University. Retrieved March 28, 2012, from


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