Spring water - collecting,storing,irrigating

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I have a spring head on my farm in Townville, SC. It produces 1 Gal. per hour ALL seasons and is 300 ft. -600 ft. from the garden & fruit - nut trees to be irrigated. I need information on how I can use this water for #l IRRIGATION #2 SMALL ANIMAL WATERING #3 HOME USE I am an independent small subsistence farmer who uses all natural methods for restoring the soil & growing fruits, nuts, & vegetagles on 3 acres.

-- Marla Vales (MVcats@webtv.net), January 16, 2001


I don't have any answers for you but will be interested in the answers you get, thanks for asking this Q!

-- Carol in Tx (cwaldrop@peoplescom.net), January 16, 2001.

OK. SCS(that's not what they are now but I keep forgetting their new name) has information on spring head developement for livestock.It was part of their rotational grazing project,anyway.Our one spring is somewhat intermittant,so we have to put in a pond instead for the storage.But you can go with the smaller system,it sounds like.Give your local office a call and see what info they have.

-- sharon wt (wildflower@ekyol.com), January 16, 2001.

Seriously? One gallon per HOUR? Not one gallon per minute?


-- jumpoffjoe (jumpoff@echoweb.net), January 17, 2001.

This is the best web site i have found on springs: http:www.bae.ncsu.edu/programs/extension/publicat/wqwm/ag473-15.html For irrigation, pump or gravity flow in to a storage unit & them gravity flow if possible. Drip irrigation is the most effecient method. Hope the spring flow is more than a gallon per hour, the web site explains how springs can be improved, water tested, etc. Good luck, Larry

-- Larry in OK (Nuts4bees@aol.com), January 20, 2001.

CORRECTION The spring produces 1 Gal. per MINUTE not per hour...sorry for the error.

-- Marla Vales (MVcats@webtv.net), January 21, 2001.

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