06 Dec Irrigation
Use this resource sparingly by planting local plants and using micro nozzles or even drip irrigation in the domestic and hotel gardens to reduce water use. The Golf Course, to remain at its current standard, needs to have the irrigation system that already exists but follow the industry trends and reduce where they can when new technologies are introduced. This water is drawn from the streams that run through the Resort.
Frankly residential gardens should not be irrigated via automatic systems at all. The plants and the soil conditions should be such that the plants do not need constant watering once the garden has been established.
All homes should be fitted with large rainwater tanks (20 000litres as a minimum) and these tanks should be connected to the irrigation system for each garden. These tanks could also be used as emergency domestic water but again this is an additional cost that owners might not want to incur. As far as I am aware there are only a handful of these tanks that have been installed in Zimbali.