The biggest savings eliminator by far is the poorly designed, poorly installed, inefficient irrigation system itself. Irrigation, like any other mechanical system, is complex. There are many moving parts which vary in quality by manufacturer and each must be properly installed and maintained.
It’s at the next stage of the process where fees can grow large: Construction Administration. In order for a consultant to adequately oversee installation and ensure that the finished product reflects the design intent, multiple visits to the site are generally necessary.
What is the cost of irrigation design using an Irrigation Consultant? The short answer is, it depends. I know, I know; that isn’t very helpful. So, let’s look at not only the cost and benefits of hiring an Irrigation Consultant but also the less obvious hidden costs and pitfalls that come with the design build option.
Because of the growth of communities, storm water management is becoming ever more difficult. Older drainage systems can no longer support and treat the large amount of water coming from the now large area.
The idea of using water in landscape architecture isn't new. Humans have been using water features as long as written history. From the Hanging Gardens of ancient Babylon to the Trevi Fountain in Rome, Italy water we can see that the use of water has always been popular.