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Irrigation Demonstration Station

Irrigation demonstration station between plants.

Different types of sprinklers have different watering run times. Check out the table above to see how long you should run different types of sprinklers.

The Aqwest Irrigation Demonstration Station

Four sprinkler / emitter types have been selected for their water saving capabilities and can be found in the Waterwise Garden.

Press the buttons to see how much water each sprinkler emits.

Looking at the Station in the Waterwise Garden from left to right:

1.  Dripline: This specialised poly line comes with built-in emitters that let out a little bit of water at a time. Extremely versatile for all garden types and can even be installed beneath your lawn. When installed beneath mulch, there is no chance of water loss through overspray or evaporation. Used primarily in gardens.

2.  Gear Drive: This sprinkler moves back and forth on a rotating gear. The arc can be adjusted and fine tuned to prevent overspray and each sprinkler comes with a set of easily changeable nozzles that change how far the water is thrown. Used primarily in lawns.

3  MP Rotator: This sprinkler creates a unique rotating stream that prevents misting in windy conditions and the slower application allows water to gently soak in at rates that soils can easily absorb. Used in lawn and gardens.

4.  Dripper: This drip emitter is designed to provide water to a single plant. Easy to install and maintain, they come in a wide array that provide different volumes of water depending on your plant's requirements. Used in gardens.

Graph image of suggested sprinkler run times. Drip Line - 30-40mins, Micro spray - 13-16 minutes, Pop-ip/fixed spray - 13-16 minutes, Rotary - 40-60 minutes, Gear drive rotor - 30-40 minutes.