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Old 11-10-2008, 09:21 AM   #16
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Whoa, how much water can my irrigation system use???


Here's a formula: Gallons in Aquarium:


To determine the number of gallons in a rectangular aquarium:
  • Length (in inches) x Width (in inches) x Height (in inches) / 231
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5000 square feet= 70.7 feet X 70.7 feet

so (70.7 X 12") Length X (70.7 X 12") Width X .5" Height / 231

848.4" X 848.4" X .5 / 231= 1557.97 gallons to cover 5000 square feet with 1/2" of water.

Does this look correct to everyone?

It takes 1558 gallons of water to cover a 5000 square foot area with a 1/2" of water. No wonder my water bill is so high. I'm watering 44,000 square feet. That's 27,400 gallons a week.

Please, let me know if this is correct. That's a lot of water, especially at $3.00/1000 gallons

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Old 11-10-2008, 09:23 AM   #17
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Yep now we are on the same page. 40 gallons was way too low.
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Old 11-10-2008, 09:35 AM   #18
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What are water prices for the other readers around the country?
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Old 11-10-2008, 02:30 PM   #19
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Yep now we are on the same page. 40 gallons was way too low.
I was typing faster than I was thinking.
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Old 11-10-2008, 03:04 PM   #20
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I was typing faster than I was thinking.
Then you're one step ahead of me. I type much slower than I am thinking.

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