HOW DO YOU GET THE MOST ECONOMICAL WATER TO WATER YOUR LAWN AND TREES FROM THE SRP IRRIGATION SYSTEM?
1. Pay SRP for the water annually (much cheaper than. city well water through your sprinklers)
2. Pay to have the irrigator open the correct valves during watering days.
3. or Self-irrigate (much more complicated in the middle of the night than you might be interested in handling or taking responsibility to do)
4. IRRIGATION MAINTENANCE FUND -- Everyone has to pay an annual fee to keep this 100-year-old irrigation system operating which means: no cracked pipes, free of weeds & dirt and keep alley areas free of trash.
WARNING TO HOMEOWNERS
*This IRRIGATION MAINTENANCE FUND is critical to keep in reserve in the bank because if there is a break in the line everyone has to pay to have it fixed. If the break is on the Central Avenue line (very expensive as it is 100-years old). Or if is going down the street, person on that irrigation district street has to pay to have the pipes. Pipes cracked on your property are only covered by the homeowner. Never let big trucks on your driveway or lawn to prevent breakage.
EVER WONDERED WHERE THE WATER COMES FROM FOR OUR IRRIGATION?
Website: www.srpnet.com/water/irrigation/start.aspx (602) 236-3333 24 hr (scheduling – Give account number)
Irrigation, or flood irrigation, is the most cost-effective way to deep water your property. Yards are flooded with 2-3 inches of water, which penetrates the ground within about three hours.
SRP brings water from the high country to the desert through a system of dams, lakes, canals, laterals, ditches, pipes and valves.Most of your water originates from SRP's 13,000-square-mile watershed, as rain and snow drain into the Salt and Verde rivers and collect in six lakes.
SRP's system also includes about 250 deep-well pumps
that help supplement our surface water supplies.
Canal water is moved almost entirely by gravity.
After your water order is placed, we combine it with
all other water orders from the Valley and release
the requested amount of water from the storage
facility. The water then flows into the seven main
canals crossing the Valley. An SRP employee
known as a "zanjero" (pronounced sahn-hair'-oh)
opens a gate to release the water from the canal
into a system of smaller waterways called laterals.
Laterals bring the water to a specific delivery point, where a zanjero opens SRP's gate, releasing the water into your neighborhood system From there, you and your neighbors are responsible for making sure all gates and controls are set properly to get ordered water to the individual properties within your neighborhood.
YOU can get the schedule for your own yard to pull gates or like most of us we use an irrigator...
COORDINATORS TO MANAGE MEDLOCK IRRIGATION
STREETS: Medlock, Colter Medlock Homeowners Association Coordinator: Sylvia Woodlock 602- 274-0279
STREET: Pasadena -- Sue Galverin: sgalvarin@gmail dot com
STREETS: Georgia/Oregon/Vermont/Missouri Aldrich Irrigation Association Membership: Rick DeGraw (602) 264-4396 Scheduling: Lynn Morrow (602) 277-7445.