Sprinkler Runoff Conservation System Patent Application Published USPTO 20110114748
It is estimated that 83 trillion gallons of water are used for irrigation each year in the United States alone. If even 3%-5% of this amount could be collected and recycled, the savings would be significant. The present invention addresses this problem.
In many areas automatic lawn sprinkler systems are used to water lawns and gardens. These systems use enormous amounts of potable water, a sizable portion of which is not absorbed and used efficiently by plants that the systems water, but rather ends up as runoff. This runoff exits lawns and flower beds through drainage piping and systems that divert the runoff into streets, sewers and eventually oceans, rivers and streams.
As water for irrigating and drinking becomes increasingly scarce, systems to conserve and recycle irrigation water become increasingly desirable. It is estimated that 83 trillion gallons of water are used for irrigation each year in the United States alone. If even 3%-5% of this amount could be collected and recycled, the savings would be significant. The present invention addresses this problem. Various water collection systems have been developed by inventors.
It is an objective of the present invention to provide a system for collecting runoff from lawn and garden sprinkler systems that include in ground drainage piping. It is a further objective to provide a system that is integrated with a water supply system insure that sufficient water is available for redistribution to lawns and gardens.
It is a still further objective of the invention to provide a conservation system that measures relative moisture at delivery sites and only provides watering when the moisture content of the soil reaches a predefined level. It is another objective to provide a system that senses a pressure drop in an irrigation line and closes off water flow to that line. Finally, it is an objective of the present invention to provide a system for collecting runoff from lawn and garden sprinkler systems that can be economically manufactured, installed and operated and that is durable and simple to use.
Problem this idea/invention addresses:
The following invention is intended to address the water shortage we face in the state of California, 35 other states and many regions around the world. The purpose is to collect runoff water from lawn sprinklers and rain gutters and recycle the water. It will save a substantial amount of water.
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