Monday, April 18, 2011
The second problem we have encountered is the wear on the piping caused over time by our acid injection (photo middle left). The acid injection system is a tool to lower the pH of irrigation water and help water penetrate the soil. Impenetrable soils usually contain higher levels of sodium and bicarbonates that are found in high levels in Forest lake.
The 9' section of pipe containing our acid injection ports and flow meter was replaced last week (photo bottom left) to eliminate a possible pipe failure.