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    Timer irrigation system

    How easy or costly us it to set up a timed water system from the septic tank ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by garyiryna View Post
    How easy or costly us it to set up a timed water system from the septic tank ???
    Our landscaper did it for us. About $200 USD plus labour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garyiryna View Post
    How easy or costly us it to set up a timed water system from the septic tank ???
    A float activated pump in the septic system. It activates when level rises and cuts off when level is low. The pump is activated electrically from a timer. In Aruba the recommended timer is an Intermatic. There are 2 specific models. T101R and T104R. They are designed for outdoor use. The. R designation is important. The timer is generally set to run for 5-10 minutes at night. The cost of the timers here are around $80 at Home Depot. The pump is available in Aruba at about 200Afl. If you get one be sure that the model will not seize up if it sucks up paper or other septic goodies

    Hope this helps

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    eewww septic goodies

    this topic makes me appreciate our city's sewer system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    eewww septic goodies

    this topic makes me appreciate our city's sewer system.
    But then you miss the screaming when you're standing near the septic spray and the timer goes on!

    "I'd be careful whiffing that gardenia if I were you..."

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    I smelled that irrigation biowater at those apartments at Esmeralda. No fertilizer needed lol, but keep your drinks covered when driving by

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    Quote Originally Posted by __steve__ View Post
    I smelled that irrigation biowater at those apartments at Esmeralda. No fertilizer needed lol, but keep your drinks covered when driving by
    yes but they say it's great for the complexion

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    So are you actually watering with waste? There is a company or companys that do this in Aruba and its why I can't stay there....it freaks me out, and the smell, disgusting!

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    It's gray water if the system is set up properly. Which, in Aruba, isn't always necessarily the case.

    Quote Originally Posted by Aruba4ever View Post
    So are you actually watering with waste? There is a company or companys that do this in Aruba and its why I can't stay there....it freaks me out, and the smell, disgusting!

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    Most , if not all of the resorts use gray water for their irrigation. We use it here in our community for the golf course and common areas. Sometimes there is a smell, most times not.
    Our home lawns and flower beds are watered with regular tap water.

    Quote Originally Posted by Aruba4ever View Post
    So are you actually watering with waste? There is a company or companys that do this in Aruba and its why I can't stay there....it freaks me out, and the smell, disgusting!

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