Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Here We Go Again

Seven weeks after blowing out the irrigation system, we began the process of pressuring back up. Today marks the first operation of the new pump station after it has been renovated for the new system requirements.

The initial startup was done by the company that installed the components to ensure that we follow proper operating procedures. This is critical for two reasons; the first being that we don’t cause any damage to the pump station or down stream components and most importantly is the protection of the manufactures warranty.

The need for pressuring back is largely due to the fact that many of the southern exposure areas are in need of water. We have been using water tankers up to this point, but now the areas requiring water are too many to effectively keep up. Additionally many of these exposed areas contain large areas of sod that was cut and reinstalled as a part of the mainline installation. It is essential that we maintain adequate moisture levels in the newly laid sod, so that a 100% survival rate occurs.

The New Pumps In Place
Close Up of The Control System