Accession Number:

ADA128516

Title:

Water Conservation Methods for U.S. Army Installations. Volume II. Irrigation Management.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL

Report Date:

1983-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

78.0

Abstract:

The objective of this report was to provide guidance that facilities engineers can use to identify practices that conserve water for irrigation and that are appropriate for the Army. To do this, the U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory CERL examined irrigation practices, defined considerations to be used in developing an irrigation program, and evaluated irrigation systems that conserve water. CERLs work indicates that the following guidelines can help conserve water Water conservation should be considered as part of the installations energy conservation program, Water conservation techniques, such as installing devices on household fixtures, are an important part of comprehensive water supply planning, and should be considered for retrofitting and for new construction projects, Because many types of conservation devices are available, the facilities engineer can select proven device technology with which there is little risk of failure or public rejection. The transition from conventional fixtures to water conservation devices usually can be made without major behavior changes by residents and To reduce the amount of water used for irrigation, turf grasses with high tolerances to local environmental conditions should be selected when natural landscaping is not applicable.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE