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Go green with solar irrigation

publication date: Jun 1, 2007
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The cost of county water at $5 per 1,000 gallons made it unattractively expensive for irrigating our vegetables. We wanted to use water from our quarter-acre pond, not only to reduce the expense of purchased county water but also to conserve natural resources. Also, we intuit that rainwater would improve vegetable quality over chlorinated county deep-well water. As the pond is about 110 feet away from the A/C electricity at the barn, we decided to go with solar power.

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