Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Irrigation system water usage

If we are going to be able to reduce the amount of water that we use for lawn irrigation, it would help to know how much we are using for each Zone.  So I ran each zone by itself, reading the water meter before and after.  Our water usage now is:

Zone 1      42
Zone 2    136
Zone 3    279
Zone 4       0  (currently off)
Zone 5    164
Zone 6    167
Zone 7    165
Zone 8    215
Zone 9    174
Zone 10  246
Zone 11  146

That gives us a total of 1692 gallons.

When I did this, I notice 3 leaks in the system and fixed them.

When I just read the meter on Tuesday night and then again on Wednesday morning, after the system has run its entire sequence, it seems to take 1128 gallons.