Planning an Irrigation Reservoir
When designing an irrigation reservoir and connecting it to a farm’s irrigation system, it’s wise to start by determining how much water should be stored
Does an Irrigation Reservoir Make Sense on Your Farm?
Ultimately, even if rainfall in your region has typically been gentle and has arrived at just the right time of year, that’s almost certain to change
What is the Purpose of an Irrigation Reservoir?
Access to water for irrigation is increasingly under pressure across the country, but is investing in an irrigation reservoir a reasonable solution?
The Future of Irrigated Agriculture
Ultimately, the truth is that farmers who depend on irrigation face a future with increasingly limited water supplies
The Politics of Irrigation Reservoirs
The struggle for sufficient water, a longstanding issue in developing countries, has now become a harsh reality in the US
Irrigation and Changing Weather Patterns
Irrigated agriculture is a pivotal practice in terms of the world’s ability to feed itself
Irrigation: An Ancient Game Changer
rrigation also helps to maintain landscapes and protect soil in dry areas and during periods of less than average rainfall.
What Makes a Great Baffle?
It’s important to evaluate not only the material used for your baffle system
Designing an Efficient Clearwell Tank
It’s clear that strategic use of baffles in a clearwell tank enhances efficiency and effectiveness during the disinfection stage of potable water treatment
The Benefits of Baffles
In general terms, a baffle is a barrier that slows and directs the flow of a liquid through a space.
Disinfecting Potable Water with Chlorines
A clearwell, also called a contact or disinfectant tank, is where the disinfection step takes place.
Water Treatment Stages II: Disinfection and Storage
Once water has gone through the major steps of coagulation, flocculation, sedimentation, and filtration
Water Treatment Stages I: Removing Solids
Whatever the source, be it surface water or municipal wastewater, whenever water might be used for drinking
What Exactly is a Clear Well?
A clear well is an enclosed tank that comprises the final storage tank in a municipal drinking water treatment system.
Top Questions About Green Roofs
It is absolutely possible to replace a conventional roof with a green roof, but it does require some extra care
Popular Myths About Green Roofs
Many structures are now designed by default with roofs equipped to handle 25-35 lbs per square foot of dead load
Green Roofs All Have Layers - Like Parfaits. Or Onions.
In basic structure, green roofs are essentially the same. They all incorporate layers of roofing materials that aren’t used on a conventional roof
Anatomy of a Green Roof
An important difference between conventional roofs and green roofs, aside from the functional layers
Are Green Roofs Cost Effective? Lifecycle Costs and Savings
Just like a conventional roof, expenses will continue. Regular maintenance is necessary
Are Green Roofs Cost Effective? Capital Costs and Abatements
The term “green roof” covers a wide spectrum of building-topping concepts, so it’s impossible to make a blanket statement
Unexpected Benefits of a Green Roof
Did you know that the plants in a green roof can provide a critical habitat for birds, butterflies, and insects
Are There Other Reasons to Have a Green Roof?
There is no doubt that green roofs offer significant environmental benefits on several levels
How do Green Roofs Help the Environment?
The name green roof doesn’t refer only to the color of plants and other growing things that define a green roof installation
Urban Heat Islands and Green Roofs
Heat islands are regions in urban areas where the ambient air temperature is consistently higher than surrounding
What are Brown Roofs?
While brown roofs are strictly, speaking, a subset of green roofs, the philosophy and goals behind brown roofs are different