"cleaning" drip lines

Seattle, WA

As if the drought here isn't causing enough trouble I find my drip lines to my greenhouse are not delivering water they way they should. I have 4 raised beds and the lines feed from the outer beds to the inner beds from the tank outside. The outside beds seem to receive adequate moisture but the inside beds ( the larger ones) are not. I note that the emitters have alakaline-like residue on them. Is there some way to clean these lines so they flow water more efficiently?

Thanks in advance,

Gene so

Powder Springs, GA(Zone 7b)

Sounds like you have calcium/lime deposits. You either have to clean the deposits off or replace the emitters or add some softener to your water before it starts flowing through your lines.


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