Vineyard Irrigation Water Source Connection Planning
Water Source Connections For Vineyard Irrigation
Now that we've determined the drip line layout of our Vineyard we can now start to put together the components needed for a successful Drip Irrigation System. As previously mentioned there are several options to consider when developing your system so we will illustrate a few of the most popular designs installed by our customers.
As a recap our sample system has the following characteristics:
We have illustrated the sample layout below and will now examine a typical component layout using both self piercing drip emitters and drip line.
1 Water Source Connection
Our sample Vineyard Drip Irrigation system is using a 1" Distribution Line from the water source. We likely could have used a 3/4" line but it's often advisable to oversize your main distribution lines to avoid excessive pressure loss and to leave excess capacity for the possibility of future expansion. Even if your water source is coming from a 3/4" hose bib you step up the connection to accommodate the larger tubing size. Below is a typical parts configuration from a 3/4" hose bib to a 1" Polyethylene distribution line.
This is just one example of how you might set up a water source connection. Also note, we have left out a pressure regulator as we will install them for each drip zone.
We will now move on to the components for drip zones and drip line connections.