Blogs

Watch for These Industrial Irrigation System Dangers

We here at King Water Wells cannot stress enough how important it is to maintain your industrial irrigation system properly to help reduce the dangers that surround it. It is also important to train all of your employees to be aware of the irrigation system and the dangers it poses. These systems are crucial to industrial irrigation, but they also come with risks, which we will list below.

Electrical Hazards

Naturally, the irrigation system is filled with water so that you can keep your fields growing strong. Train your employees to be aware of anything electrical around the water system, including equipment. If there are lightning storms outside, it’s a good idea to steer clear of the irrigation system if you can. It’s also important to keep your irrigation system away from power lines; and other words, build it elsewhere.

Equipment Damage

Another hazard to you and your irrigation system is equipment. Equipment damage cannot only ruin the irrigation system that can also harm you. For example, if the tires of a tractor get tangled up in the irrigation system, you and the tractor may go down. Always know where the irrigation system is when using equipment that has moving parts around it.

Chemical Damage

It is crucial that you avoid mixing chemicals and poisons with your irrigation system. Industrial irrigation is one of the largest environmental problems when these chemicals and poisons mix with the water. Eventually, these chemicals and poisons make their way into the groundwater and the local water supply.

Falling Dangers

Again, always be aware when you are around the irrigation system. You don’t want to fall into it. This will not only damage the system but it will damage you, as well. If you have standing sprinklers as part of the irrigation system, it’s important that you are always careful when you are on top of the sprinkler units. In fact, it’s a better idea to have any repairs done by professionals only.

Drowning Dangers

Some industrial irrigation systems draw their water from a larger source such as a lake. If this is the case with your system, it’s important to be careful any time you are near the lake to avoid the potential danger of drowning. Other drowning dangers include deep water wells that are large enough to support industrial irrigation.

If it’s been a while since you’ve had your industrial irrigation system inspected and maintained, call King Water Wells in Rockford, MI, for an appointment today. We’ll make sure the system doesn’t pose any unnecessary risk to you or your employees.

Photo by Deyan Georgiev from Getty Images via Canva Pro
Menu