The Aquifer Pipe will be able to recharge groundwater and irrigate your farm.
What is the Aquifer pipe? It’s a new category of subsurface irrigation.
Where is the Aquifer Pipe installed? It is buried five feet below the surface in the middle of the service road.
How big is the Aquifer Pipe? It’s not small in size, but rather a six-inch diameter pipe. This allows the flow of large amounts of water to run through it. As the water passes along the edges it starts to percolate into the center channel. That is why it has that “V” shape to allow the water to sit in that center channel and as a result, and allows the soil to become fully saturated.
The fully saturated soil then allows the surrounding soil to wick-it-up about two to three feet in height and about seven feet off to each side depending on the type of soil. It forms a moisture plume in the subsurface subterranean moisture plane, which is where the plants feed on, they don’t feed on the pipe itself. That is why it’s in the middle of the service road.
The Groundwater Recharge to irrigate farm
The Aquifer Pipe is used intandem to recharge the groundwater. During the growing season, we cut your water consumption in half and then in the winter months we use it to recharge the groundwater by overflowing the extra stormwater, or with conveyance water that comes to your field. Therefore you are recharging the overall groundwater the same as the amount that you’ve taken out during the summer months.
The Install is deep below the surface, to avoid any water loss to evaporation, also keeping the top 3 inches to 6 inches dry to avoid weed seed germination and fungi events.
- The Aquifer Pipe is 0 psi and has full gravitational flow. Drip irrigation requires 8 to 60 psi, sprinkler irrigation requires 30 to 60 psi.
- Cuts water transportation energy by 50%
- Cuts booster pump irrigation energy by 90 to 100 percent. And cuts well water-pump demand by 50%.
Cost For 100 acres
- drip irrigation needs $14,194
- sprinkler irrigation needs $28,388
- Aquifer pipe, it costs $0 because everything is gravitational flow.
- No recurring maintenance that drip and sprinkler systems require due to animals, corrosion, wear and tear.
- Deep roots prevent trees from blowing over.
- Fertilizer sequestered in the saturated zone that results in higher yields per acre, cuts herbicide use by 90%, and the associated labor.
- Also, reduce the fungicide use by 70 percent and associated labor.
The pipe is made with 100% recycled post-consumer plastic invented in California, patent-pending with country rights.
Another great asset regarding the Aquifer Pipe it will last in a field for up to 80 years. Your legacy for generations to come will thank you.