Passive & Active Irrigation Reuse Systems
At Conserva Irrigation of North Houston, we were founded on the idea of conserving freshwater resources. While it often takes a local drought for us to feel the water shortage, it is a world-wide problem already.
The Earth is covered in water, so why is fresh water so scarce?
- 97.5% of the Earth’s water is salt water.
- Of the 2.5% that is fresh, 70% is frozen.
- A large portion of what is left is captured in underground aquifers.
- Less than 1% of the world’s fresh water is accessible to humans.
The Future of Irrigation is Water Reuse
Passive irrigation systems are the use of rainfall, storm water and other harvested water for nourishing vegetation. You might be familiar with bioswales, rain gardens, and rain barrels – the most popular forms of passive irrigation systems.
Active Onsite Water Reuse Systems
Where passive systems guide water to vegetation or store it for manual use, “active” irrigation reuse systems capture, store, treat and deliver for on-demand irrigation use. The systems can be complex and require a lot of energy to manage. It includes:
- Harvest the water
- Filter it
- Transport the water from where it was captured to storage
- Store the water
- Storage treatment to keep water usable
- Irrigation distribution with pumps, valves, piping, and sprinklers or drip lines
This system requires a great deal of engineering and cost, depending on your property. While the irrigation industry is taking this need seriously and continuing to improve the availability of passive irrigation all the time, it just might not be something for everyone just yet.
With this in mind, we will continue to strive to make all sprinkler systems in The Woodlands, Spring, Conroe, Cypress, and all of North Houston more efficient every single time we touch them.
Whether it is a sprinkler repair, sprinkler inspection, controller adjustment, or regular maintenance, our systems can reduce water use by up to 40%. You’ll save up to 40% water, but also up to 40% from your water bill. All of that, and your lawn and landscape will be healthier than it has ever been.
Call today at (281) 843-8465 to find out more!