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Watering of the Common Areas

The pond and entry irrigation systems will be turned on generally every year between April 15th and 22nd each year with the following schedule/calculations:

Recommended Watering/Irrigation Guidelines from K-State Research and Extension – Sedgwick County

  • Considering grass type, soil type, and local climate, the following watering guidelines will be applied
    • <80° = 1”of water per week
    • 80°-90° = 1.5″ of water per week
    • >90° = 2″ of water per week
  • Spring/Fall Seasons:
    • Set to run once every other day to put donw 3/4″ – 1″ per week
  • Summer Season:
    • Set to run once every day to put down 1 3/4″ per week
  • Rain sensors will temporarily shut the system down until it dries out

The performance chart/specs for Rain Bird 5000 heads running 5.0 nozzles shows a precipitation rate of .48″/hr at 45PSI.

  • Calculates 35 minutes per zone to put down 1/4″ of water.
  • This has been confirmed with gauges at 20 points around the pond.

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