Conducting an Irrigation Audit

System audits are an effective way to inspect and measure the performance, efficiency, and general health of an irrigation system and its components.  Results are compiled and used in combination with other observations and measurements to facilitate irrigation management.

DSC_0198An efficient irrigation system can be affected by the correct selection and location of equipment, as well as proper installation, long-term maintenance practices, and the management of the system.

After conducting an audit an owner can use the data acquired to reduce water use and in turn see financial savings. Also, the data can be used to create a more consistent distribution with fewer wet and dry spots, make adjustments to create smaller amount of water wasted below the root zone, create less of a need for fertilizers and chemicals, and experience less runoff.

Although the procedure is simple, it is recommended to hire a professional and certified DSC_0043.wcc.smallauditor because any data recorded incorrectly, or unrecorded factors of the system can set your data askew. Click here to read Rain Bird’s full guide on conducting an irrigation audit. Need some help? Feel free to reach out with us and we will get you connected with a trained and qualified professional.