Well water and sprinkler systems
Wondering if one of you experts can help us with our irrigation issues. Here is the background: We bought the house with the irrigation system installed for the front and side yard. There are around 10 -12 sprinkler heads installed. The irrigation system hooks into our well water supply.
The well water is run by a over the ground (in the basement) pump and the controls for the irrigation are also in the basement.
Starting this summer, every time we turned on sprinkler system, after 15 minutes of running, the water pressure in the pump drops completely and there is absolutely no water. We have to then turn off the irrigation system and water pump and try and pour water down the spout/pipe for the pump and try and get the water return back up and re-start the pump to see if the pressure comes back up.
The above has fixed the water issue every time till now but it means that we cannot use our irrigation system. Unfortunately, every time we try using our irrigation system, we loose the water supply in the house.
Earlier we thought maybe it is because of drought conditions but since then we have had enough rain but still the same issue. BTW we never had this issue before this year.
Can someone please help?? Sorry for the long winded post...we need help as our grass is barely surviving and our trees and shrubs are dying....please advise!