Irrigation for 5,000 citrus trees

Mar 24, 2019

Southern Stars Holiday Park,
Dunsborough

 

Earth & Water had the pleasure of helping create this brand new caravan park in the South-West. This project has capacity for 100 caravan lots, large family-sized ablutions, natural playgrounds and a young citrus orchard. 

Earth & Water’s role in this project was to create the citrus orchard where caravan lots are – so in time people will be able to enjoy the citrus trees from their lots! 

You can see in the video below how Earth & Water laid subsurface irrigation over the large area. With that machine we are able to efficiently cover big areas like orchards, sports ovals and parks. 

This project is over 15,000 square metres using 15 kilometres of dripline (HUGE) and 7 separate zones. 

Water Consumption is a large factor in designing water systems in large formats. Incremental water consumption reductions equates to huge savings in water and money. 

Subsurface drip irrigation uses far less water than sprinklers because it is accurately delivered to plants with almost zero evaporation. Sprinklers are costly in water consumption so while it is an extensive network of drip line to install the long term cost is less.  

There are 7 zones which enable Earth & Water to isolate leaks, flush out blockages and test water pressure. This is a design feature that reduces recovery time when fixing issues but also enables Earth & Water to accurately deliver water throughout the site. Some zones and trees need less water, which is coded into the controller. 

Earth & Water uses Hunter Industries water controllers because they are reliable and most importantly, accessible via wifi remotely. 

With projects such as this, where the location is rural and far away it is cheaper and faster to access system data via mobile app. All this data can be seen remotely, changes for seasonality can be made and if there are issues with the water system, appropriate changes can be made to mitigate further loss. 

Earth & Water understands the commercial and industrial water systems must be efficient and reliable because they effect time and money. 

 For more information on large scale water systems in Perth, call our Director: Nigel on 0427 980 971.

 

South Stars Holiday Park
website: https://southernstarspark.com.au/
Phone: 08 9755 1331
Email: stay@southernstarspark.com.au

Hunter Industries
website: https://www.hunterindustries.com/

Dinusha S
Dinusha S
12:41 04 Feb 18
We love our new lawn and garden beds! Earth and Water were great to work with and very accommodating in helping us setup a low maintenance yard with lots of room to grow over time =)
Olga Ward
Olga Ward
02:09 16 Feb 15
Earth and Water were recommended to us when building our home. They have been involved in designing all of our irrigation, rainwater tanks, greywater system and now some green walls as well. We've found them to be friendly, efficient and very persistent when something brand new [and there's a lot with our home that was pretty new technology when it was installed] doesn't work properly. We're very happy with the way the system is designed and how well it all works. And the ability to translate a concept to a practical design has been amazing! thanks to all of you.
Russell Ward
Russell Ward
13:16 11 Feb 15
We have had a great experience with using Earth and Water for our gardens. After 4 attempts with other companies we had almost given up hope of creating the right garden for our home. After our experience with the creation of our vertical garden by Earth and Water (an awesome feature of our new internal courtyard) we asked Nigel to consider what he would do with the sloping front yard. It turned out fantastically and really complements the front of our house (we are talking about re-levelling, walls, plants, fence and reticulation – the lot). Our relationship continued to the large backyard and at last we have a backyard we enjoy being in – fun and practical. We have really enjoyed the creative process, have been very well treated and highly recommend Earth and Water to our friends!
VIRGIN BORES
VIRGIN BORES
12:28 11 Feb 15
We value our reputation at Virgin Bores just as much as Nigel does at Earth and Water..... No hesitation in recommending our clients to Nigel for specialist attention from a true professional in irrigation and water management. Had plenty of customers thank us over the years for the referral. Nigel's expertise in sub surface and drip irrigation are recognised industry wide. Important though with sub surface irrigation that service and maintenance recommendations are adhered to. Just ask Nigel for advice.
geoff mclaughlin
geoff mclaughlin
10:02 11 Feb 15
Earth and Water were contacted to help develop a landscape design when we redeveloped our dental practice on Canning Highway in 2008. We were struggling to create a design that would work adjacent our rear car park which had a sloping block. We also wanted to create an appealing frontage for our business. I met with the owner of Earth and Water, Nigel Thompson to discuss our landscaping and reticulation needs. Nigel is a genius with a natural eye for design and creative ideas and thanks to him we were able to create a beautiful garden that is commented on consistently. Nigel was able to share his passion and due to his tireless enthusiasm we were completely satisfied with the results. As the owner of Earth and Water he has always given us his complete attention and over the last years whenever there has been issues with maintenance Nigel and his team at Earth and Water are always there for us to keep our garden blooming. Always highly recommended.
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