Careful record keeping is an important part of managing an irrigation system, as well as part of regulatory requirements for reporting water withdrawal.
Best Management Practices
- Keep records of filter changes, as this could be an early sign of system corrosion, well problems, or declining irrigation water quality.
- Document equipment run-time hours. Ensure that all lubrication, overhauls, and other preventive maintenance are completed according to the manufacturer’s schedule.
- Monitor and record the amount of water being applied, including system usage and rainfall and identify areas where minor adjustments can improve performance.
- Document and periodically review the condition of infrastructure, such as pipes, wires, and fittings. If the system requires frequent repairs, it is necessary to determine why these failures are occurring.
- Document all corrective actions.
- Adhere to all regulatory reporting requirements for water withdrawal.
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