Monday, March 10, 2008

The State of the Irrigation System

The current irrigation system is over 23 year old at the present time and is rapidly deteriorating. We have been experiencing numerous significant failures for the last several years with each year being progressively worse than the prior. These failures have ranged from; loss of two way communication, electrical fires, valve failures and numerous pipe breakages. The irrigation materials that were installed 23 years ago were not of the highest quality and on a site such as ours that has over 600 feet of elevation change the normal expected life span has been dramatically reduced. Refer to the chart to track the number of failures we dealt with in 2007.