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irrigation using ditch water

 
kip roberts
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Has anyone had experience running soaker hose irrigation (for vegtables) using ditch water? I plan on using filters but wonder if they will be able to keep the hose from being clogged.
 
Walter McQuie
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Are you planning to use a pump? I have limited experience with soaker hose, mainly because it is too expensive for the poor results that it gives and short lifespan. Quickly switched to drip tape, some of which is engineered to work at low pressure gravity fed systems. Important as I switched from using water from the community system--chlorinated at pressure--to rainwater catchment with just enough head to work for about 100' runs of drip tape at a time.
 
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