Tuesday, January 18, 2011

From Sprays to Rotaries - a new micro-video!

This is the first Water Use Efficiency Program video of 2011.

One of the many recommendation we make to homeowners (and homeowners associations) interested in increasing irrigation efficiency is to retrofit spray type sprinklers with rotary (or rotator) nozzles. Spray heads apply large amounts of water in a very short amount of time and are susceptible to wind drift. Rotary hedas apply water more slowly and in stronger streams of water that resist wind.

Since many urban landscape irrigation systems in South Florida not only feature zones with mixed sprinkler types (sprays alongside the even slower applying rotor)...
...but also use sprays to irrigate low-maintenance shrubs, modifying existing spray heads with rotary (or rotator) nozzles is an easy and effective retrofit-and entirely rebateable through this year's rebate-centered program.

Michael Gutierrez
University of Florida, Tropical Research and EducationCenter


  1. Thank you, thats very interesting information. I need to share with my friends.

  2. Thanks for the information about sprinkler systems. Winterizing them would be a good subject to cover. I walked by a house today and all the grass was covered in ice because their sprinklers still turn on at night. They don't have any low-maintenance shrubs on their lawn. southernirrigationservices.com.au