Connect with us

Subscribe to our blog

Your email:

About LAKOS

LAKOS manufactures centrifugal separators and other filtration systems for a variety of applications. Visit our home page to see our full product line and range of solutions.

Have a Question about our Filtration Facts Blog?

Contact us at marketing@lakos.com 

Browse by Tag

Filtration Facts

Current Articles | RSS Feed RSS Feed

Filtration Is A Smart Choice For Smart Irrigation Month

  
  
  
  
  
  

Every July is Smart Irrigation Month sponsored by the Irrigation Association, and this year, it’s more important than ever. With record-breaking heat across the United States and other regions, everyone is looking towards creative technology and solutions to conserve water. With the U.S. population projected to grow an amazing 42% between the years 2010 and 2050, water is becoming an increasingly rare resource. Fortunately, there’s a few ways everyone from the homeowner to the farmer that can do their part to conserve water with the latest filtration technology.


Residential Filtration Can Save Water, Energy, and AppliancesSmart Irrigation Month

Smart Irrigation Month doesn’t apply just to farmers. In single family homes, outdoor uses like landscaping and irrigation account for nearly one third of homes’ water use, (followed by toilets and washing machines).


If you’re on a private well, an excellent way to conserve water is by installing a filtration system to effectively remove solids from your supply. Even landscape and irrigation water should be free of solids. Dirt and debris can block a sprinkler valve, permanently forcing it into the open position, potentially flooding a yard and wasting water. And in many regions, water waste can lead to heavy fines or penalties. A SandMaster separator installed before the pressure tank, or a TwistIIClean installed after it, is a great way to prevent this unnecessary flooding in your yard or garden.


Proper filtration in the home will also keep your faucets and appliances working efficiently and prevent them from clogging. According to the EPA, “water-efficient household appliances and fixtures can yield significant water savings, and careful selection of construction materials can conserve natural resources and improve indoor air quality.”


On top of all these benefits, smart water use can save energy: “Water treatment and distribution are highly energy-intensive, as are many water uses that involve heating, chilling, softening, or pressurizing it for various needs.” So by utilizing filtration, other equipment (like pumps) don’t have to work as hard, preserving energy along with water savings.


Reduced Backwashing Is Smart Irrigation

The water saving concepts in residential filtration also apply to irrigating farmland; care should be taken to prevent clogging and wasted resources. Sprinklers and drip emitters can clog, causing excess watering and energy waste. Media tanks like the ProII or SST are ideal for removing unwanted solids in these applications.


But to save even more water, media tanks can be paired with an IHB centrifugal separator to create a Backwash Reduction System (BRS). By stopping excessive backwashing, water loss can be prevented even further - now that’s Smart Irrigation! This separator can be connected to all existing sand media filters, regardless of size, manufacturer, or date of installation.


Smart Technology for Smart Irrigation

Computers, technology, and filtration are constantly improving and evolving. Not only that, but they can help each other evolve. One company has been leading the charge for continuous filtration technology improvement for over 40 years. LAKOS Separators and Filtration Solutions has been improving their patented centrifugal filtration technology for decades, along with paving the way towards better community filtration education.


Part of their latest education efforts is the launch of a brand new webpage dedicated to
irrigation filtration solutions. http://www.lakos.com/irrigation.htm uses the latest cutting edge technology to improve filtration education and enhanced state-of-the-art graphics aimed educating the world about the importance of irrigation filtration. The all new page features new content, organized tabs and icons for easy selection, as well as expanded news and events. The new design makes it easier for visitors to see the importance of smart filtration choices for irrigation, groundwater, industrial and heat transfer applications.


Visit the all new Irrigation Filtration Solutions page TODAY to see what all the hype is about! If you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact the webmaster at the bottom of the page.

Comments

Great post.
Posted @ Wednesday, September 04, 2013 4:53 AM by mitchell
Water is one of the main sources of living for us. Nobody can live without water. So it is very necessary to filter the home water before drinking. Water which is used for irrigation should also be free from solids and heavy metals.
Posted @ Thursday, September 05, 2013 8:17 AM by John Porterfield
Yes Jessica, I do agree with your point. Everyone is now looking for creative technology to conserve water. In this irrigation month it is important that you have to use such a smart technology by which, you have to conserve water in a very good way. In my opinion, the best method is Drip Irrigation. If you are a farmer or you can use this method for landscaping purposes too. Do you work smartly and drip irrigation is a smart technology. For more information visit this blog-http://www.pjdore.com/services/irrigation-systems
Posted @ Sunday, January 26, 2014 10:45 PM by jonathan
Thanks for the information. :) Backflow Testing Lafayette 
Posted @ Tuesday, December 02, 2014 6:48 AM by MIC
Post Comment
Name
 *
Email
 *
Website (optional)
Comment
 *

Allowed tags: <a> link, <b> bold, <i> italics