Drip Irrigation Systems
Safe irrigation demands quality water
It’s essential that Drip Irrigation Systems be properly chlorinated to maintain optimal operation, cleanliness and safety. This is even more imperative given their involvement in post-harvest produce management, and ultimately, in maintaining the health and safety of the human food supply chain. There are two primary reasons to treat and purify the water supply used in conjunction with a Drip Irrigation System: One is to help maintain iron levels, and the second is to disinfect pond/ground water sources that are pumped into the irrigation system.
Why is this important? Groundwater may contain high amounts of iron. This iron will stay in solution if pH, pressure and temperature levels remain in balance. Once the water is pumped through irrigation systems, however, this careful balance can be disrupted, and iron levels can increase.
This can eventually cause bacteria and rust to emerge and wreak havoc on drip system piping and tubes, which can result in the system ultimately not dispensing water in a proper manner. Additionally, when pond or stream water is utilized, these water sources often contain high levels of parasites, bacteria and algae, which can also possibly lead to concerning pipe clogging.
Use of HASA sodium hypochlorite can effectively treat both above scenarios to sanitize and disinfect water sources used for agricultural irrigation. Sanitization is most effective when delivered upstream in the filtration process—before unhealthy water enters the irrigation system and renders damage. Discover why HASA’s premium industrial solutions offer the most effective safeguard against damaging bacteria that can undermine effective water delivery.
Discover why HASA is the go-to source for premier water treatment and sanitization on the market today—and why more major industries are turning to liquid sodium hypochlorite as the most trusted, economical water decontaminant available.