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Piping Projects Proceed throughout Basin

Thursday, 07 February 2019 08:22

This year finalizes our 58-11 lateral piping project- marking one of North Unit Irrigation District's largest lateral piping project to date. The project spans 5 miles and is estimated to conserve over 2000 AF of water per irrigation season.

 

North Unit is not the only ones making great strides in massive piping projects. We share the vigor with Tumalo and Central Oregon Irrigation District, fellow irrigation districts within the Deschutes Basin who's water savings benefit us all.

Showcased in this video, North Unit and our fellow Irrigation District's are proud to share the massive feats of water savings found in these projects and grateful for the many hands who bring these victories to fruition.

 

 

2019 Rebates to upgrade and fix your sprinklers

Wednesday, 30 January 2019 11:06

Did you know that on average 50% of the irrigation systems installed throughout this region are in need of repair? Yes, you can see them spraying water, but inefficient and ineffective irrigation systems will eat up your water allotment and lower your potential crop yield. For example, did you know your sprinklers and pressure regulators alone need to be replaced every 5-7 years? Maybe that’s a simple place to start in order to improve your yield/drop of water ordered.

 

So if you are looking to make the most of the water available, this is the year to fine-tune your irrigation system. And there are many different options in place to help fund the types of repairs.

LEPA - LESA  Low Energy Precision Application    Low Elevation Spray Application

 

LEPA - LESA Short Handout

 

Rebates available through Energy Trust of Oregon have recently been updated but are still valuable. For program details, click here

Below are the simple updates for the 2019 rebate program and the forms available to process your rebate.

Irrigation Rebate Form:

Please note the following four changes to the irrigation rebate form:

  • Removed a measure: New rotating type sprinklers that replace worn low-pressure sprinklers
  • Changed the incentive for New Multiple Configuration Nozzle for Low Pressure Systems from $3.00 to $2.75 / Nozzle
  • Changed the incentive for New Nozzles for impact Sprinklers that replace existing worn nozzles from $1.50 to $.75 / nozzle
  • Changed the incentive for New Gaskets from $2.75 to $2.00 per gasket

 

LESA/LEPA

We added a new rebate for converting a linear or pivot to a MESA, LESA, LEPA, or PMDI system. Please see the attached rebate form 420PL Pivot and Linear Efficiency Upgrade to

MESA/LESA/LEPA/PMDI.

 

If you receive power through Central Electric Cooperative, Inc, go here for rebate options for new sprinklers, VFD pumps and pump testing.

For more answers and ideas of how you can improve your on-farm efficiency and receive rebates through our local resources, call into the district office and ask for Lisa.

 


   

Energy Trust - Pacific Power - Portland General Electric

Wednesday, 30 January 2019 00:00

Rotating sprinklers offer a new spin on savings with incentives from Energy Trust of Oregon

When it comes to irrigation, uniformity is the magic word. One of the best ways to improve uniformity is to install rotating sprinklers. Growers are replacing worn low-pressure or impact sprinklers with new rotators and saving money at every turn. With assistance from vendors, they’re saving even more by choosing equipment that qualifies for cash incentives from Energy Trust.

 

To learn how Energy Trust can help you save with new rotating sprinklers, talk to your vendor, or visit www.Energy Trust

Energy Trust Application

 

LEPA - LESA Trials in the Pacific Northwest

Wednesday, 30 January 2019 00:00

Irrigation accounts for 80-90% of the consumptive use of water in the arid areas of the Pacific Northwest where water shortages are felt the keenest.  Center pivots and linear move irrigation systems account for well over half of the total irrigated acres in the Pacific Northwest, or 3.9 million irrigated acres (NASS Farm and Ranch Irrigation Survey, 2013).  Even small changes in the efficiency of these systems will have a huge impact on the total water conservation in the Pacific Northwest. For more information click on the links below.

 

LEPA - LESA  Low Energy Precision Application    Low Elevation Spray Application

LEPA - LESA Short Handout

   

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