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Irrigatia weather responsive SMART irrigation controllers uniquely use solar power to detect the weather and alter watering according to the conditions and the season, providing plants with the precise irrigation they need to help them thrive.

Easy to install and set up, they will water automatically with minimal supervision. Ideal for small to medium gardens or allotments, and can be used for pots, raised beds, hanging baskets, vegetables and greenhouses

Four steps to thriving plants by Irrigatia

Insert the inlet filter & water level sensor into the water source

Connect the tube to the controller placed somewhere sunny in the garden

Connect the outlet tube and drippers up to your plants (pumps up to 5m high)

Turn on and leave - your plants will be watered automatically
Irrigatia - Automatic Irrigation from a water butt

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Want the very best from your garden plants? Regular irrigation and feeding is a great way to achieve this whether your plants are in pots, baskets, the veg plot, raised beds or the greenhouse. Irrigatia solar powered drip irrigation kits are the easiest way to water automatically from your water barrel. An Irrigatia kit will water every 3 hours. It will apply more water when it is sunny. It will not forget to water when you go away.

Irrigatia kits are ideal for small gardens, and can be used for pots, raised beds, hanging baskets, vegetables and greenhouses. They use solar power to pump water and feed from your water butt, so need no wires or hose pipes. They are easy to install and set up and once in

they will water automatically with minimal supervision.

Our garden irrigation kits are designed to apply water accurately, directly where it is needed and slowly enough for it to soak in. They are not suitable for high output systems such as sprinklers.

You don't have a water butt - then simply use the Irrigatia reservoir connected to a tap!

Which kit do I need? Have a look at our range of Complete kits for more details, or alternatively email us a question and we'll respond within 48 hours.


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Starting Stored C12 or C-24 controllers – this includes new models that have been purchased recently.

Here are a few simple tips which will help you when you are setting up a SOL-C12 or C-24 controller after it has been in storage. This includes winter storage but also new kits which are likely to have been in storage prior to sale.

  • Charge the batteries externally for 20 – 30 minutes. When you refit them make sure they are held securely by the metal electrodes.
  • Ensure that the inlet filter and rain barrel are clean and that the filter is about 10cm off the bottom of the barrel.
  • The water level sensor, if used, should be attached to the inlet tube. Where it has a single wire it should be about 2cm above the filter, where twin wires one electrode should be 2cm above the filter, but the other should be below the filter to ensure good separation.
  • Ensure that the ends of the inlet and outlet tubes fit on the pump connections securely, if necessary cut 1cm from the tube ends.
  • Make sure the solar panel is clean (wipe with a damp cloth if needed) and that on new units the protective film has been removed. Make sure that the solar panel is not shaded and facing approximately south (North in the southern hemisphere).
  • First turn on during bright weather with the outlet tube disconnected. Leave the pump running until you see water coming from the pump outlet, then connect the outlet tube. With the pump running check your system for leaks and blocked drippers.
    • Leaky joints should be remade, cutting 1cm from the leaky tube end.
    • Blocked drippers can be cleaned (using a syringe) or replaced. If drippers are affected by hard water clean them with a mild acid such as vinegar. If blocked with organic material dilute hydrogen peroxide is effective. Use a syringe to flush the dripper through.
  • The first time you turn it on, how long the pump runs is dependent on how much charge is left in the batteries, if fully charged this could be hours. After discharging a couple of times the control should return to normal. Then monitor, if watering too little turn it up, too little turn it down.

To assist in selecting the most appropriate Irrigatia controller, we’ve
devised a simple method to demonstrate each product’s capacity. We call them ‘Irrigation Units’, or ‘IU’ for short.
Look for the symbols showing what you can water.

Irrigatia ECO friendly irrigation

A full range of Irrigatia Accessories are avaialble for use with Irrigatia kits:

Drippers: Use for pots, baskets and individual plants.
Seephose: Ideal for short runs in a mixed dripper / seephose environment, germinating seedlings, watering plant troughs and small beds.
Microporous Hose: Ideal for flower beds, raised beds, vegetable plots, fruit trees and fruit cages.


by User Not Found | Mar 31, 2016
December 2015

 Irrigatia reservoir

A recent online customer survey conducted by Irrigatia - the brains behind the only fully automatic solar powered system in Europe – has found that homeowners are enjoying complete peace of mind when on holiday knowing their prized plants back home are getting their liquid needs when required, delivered naturally by their automatic watering system.

More than 350[1] homeowners across the UK participated in the online survey.  Over 70%[2] stated ‘holiday watering’ was the key reason they choose the Irrigatia system followed by the fact that it uses rainwater from a water butt, and is weather responsive.

Fifty six percent[3] stated the Irrigatia system has helped them to save between 20-30 minutes a day with a staggering 86%[4] seeing very positive results on their plants.  Many are also enjoying a reduction in water usage compared to the watering can.

“Unlike electronic timer systems that deliver water at a set time, regardless as to whether the plant needs it, the Irrigatia solar powered package automatically judges their needs and waters every three hours.  The longer the daylight hours and the greater the light intensity in a day, the more the system waters,” says Erick Mackay, Sales and Marketing Director of the North Yorkshire based Irrigatia.

“It gives people the freedom to spend more time away from home not having to worry or rely on their neighbours, friends or family to water plants in their absence.  The volume of water can be manually adjusted to suit individual watering needs.”

Irrigatia is ideal for vegetable gardens and allotments, house plants, containers, hanging baskets, pots or plants and shrubs planted out in the garden and under glass.  All that is needed is an adjacent water supply and somewhere to hang the solar panelled control box to capture maximum sunlight which it stores in rechargeable batteries.

They work anywhere including balconies on high-rise buildings or allotments where no power – other than natural sunshine – is available.


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For information on this press release please contact Graham Paskett or Aroonaa Sharrma at Paskett Public Relations Limited on 00 44 (0)1332 258 335 or email [email protected] / [email protected]

[1] 357 people took part in the Irrigatia survey, not all answered all the questions

[2] 75.52% of 339 respondents

[3] 56.3% of 357 respondents

[4] 86% of 352 repondents