Originally Posted by plumberboy69
yeah it sure sounds that way from what u r saying. it is usually done like that on real big irrigation systems like small industrial or commercial.
Yes, but THOSE kinds of systems usually have a much larger flow/recovery requirement, upwards of 30 GPM or even more, in order to keep the pump in water.
In a residential well, i'd say it would be safe to assume that the well recovery rate may not be enough to keep up with the demand of the irrigation.
BUT : without knowing specifics on the well itself, and the type of irrigation being supplied by said well, it's impossible really to figure out how much water is actually there.
Especially considering that some people consider "low flow" to be low pressure.
The pump may be pumping all the water it can, and there just aint no more.