Make sure that you match the pipe with the nozzle sizes. You should also remember that pipes with a small diameter operate at higher friction levels. More electricity is therefore needed to increase the rate of water delivery and overcome the friction. Paying attention to these details can make irrigation less power intensive and costly.
The nozzle sizes of sprayers should be checked regularly. If you reduce the wear and tear, you reduce water loss through leaking pipes. Leaking pipes mean that pumps have to deliver more water and this will increase the electricity consumption. By carrying out regular maintenance, you can reduce power costs and save water.
What you may not know is that if you use cell phone and computer technology to schedule irrigation, you can save up to 30% of the energy you generally use.
And making sure that water is pumped to storage dams above irrigated areas means that you can use gravity flow, even when power is not available.