“The future will only bring more effort to conserve water in our landscapes.” said Christine Chavez, Los Alamos County’s Water and Energy Conservation Coordinator. “Subsurface drip for lawns can be part of the solution.”
A prototype of the system was installed at the Los Alamos Demonstration Garden ten years ago.
“A Rio Rancho soccer fields was the first large-scale demonstration of this type of system,” Leinauer said. “It has been very successful.”
The grass is watered through a 1-foot-by-1-foot grid of irrigation lines buried below the surface. The irrigation lines have pressure-compensating emitters that release one liter,―or four-tenths of a gallon of water per hour. The system is easily retrofitted to an existing lawn and is especially useful for odd shaped spaces which might include curves.
Participants are asked to RSVP. The workshop is a collaboration between NMSU and the Los Alamos Public Utilities and Parks departments.