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3 Ways to Irrigate a New Multi-Level Apartment Complex

3 Ways to Irrigate a New Multi-Level Apartment Complex

Irrigating landscaped areas in new multi-level apartment complexes has unique challenges when controlling and automating the irrigation system.   The first challenge is often to delineate between titled and common areas throughout the building/buildings. Do you want...

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What Tools Does An Irrigation Installer Use?

What Tools Does An Irrigation Installer Use?

What tools does an irrigation installer use? The tools to install a DIY irrigation system are available from most good hardware stores . But as projects get more complex we may use specialist tools that are more expensive and more difficult to find. At Ecostream we...

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Do Irrigation Designers Need To Be Certified?

Do Irrigation Designers Need To Be Certified?

Does an irrigation designer have to be certified? No, But we choose to be  (using the term “we” loosely) Richard Jolly is our in-house Certified Irrigation Designer (CID) - And he is a gun, one of those guys that can do the theoretical and practical. He can sit at a...

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Are Irrigation Decoder Controller Better?

Are Irrigation Decoder Controller Better?

Are decoder irrigation controllers better than conventionally wired irrigation controllers? Yes - For the right project, they are better   Irrigation controllers have improved exponentially over the last few years. Smart irrigation controllers that give you remote...

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Do I Need A Backflow Device On My Water Meter?

Do I Need A Backflow Device On My Water Meter?

Do I need a backflow device on my water meter? Probably  Backflow prevention devices are not a new thing. In the irrigation industry, it is widely known that if you are hooking an irrigation system to a potable (drinking) water supply, you should install a backflow...

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Irrigation Maintenance Cost

Irrigation Maintenance Cost

How much should I allow for irrigation maintenance? If you plan on paying an irrigation or landscape company to maintain the system, You should spend 2-5 % of the per capita irrigation installation cost for irrigation maintenance. Irrigation System Maintenance Cost...

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