Drip Irrigation Systems
Drip irrigation systems are far more efficient than watering your garden with a hose. In fact, we would argue that drip irrigation is more effective than all garden sprinkler systems. This is because drip irrigation delivers the water to the root of the plants, which is exactly where it is needed.
If you hook it up to an automated timer, you have the most effective automatic watering system at your disposal. As a result, drip irrigation systems are often excluded from hosepipe bans.
A well-designed drip irrigation system has an efficiency of nearly 100 per cent, compared to that of overhead spray heads which have a typical efficiency rating of between 50 and 70 per cent.