Our pre-season maintenance reached a milestone when ThinkWater installed a flushing manifold. We ran without flushing for the first season, relying on the high quality of our bore water. But definitely a better plan to have flushing!
Because the block is split in two length-ways, we have paired flushing manifolds, each clearing 24 laterals. The manifold pipes are relatively small bore to ensure correct flows carry any debris. We marked each end with permanent posts, as we did for the header, so anyone can see where the buried manifold pipes are.
We are once again grateful for the support of Anthony Waites at ThinkWater Hawke’s Bay for this aspect of the MicroFarm irrigation. Thanks too Netafim for supplying componentry.