The TRENCH’N edge Trencher (TRENCH’N edge) has developed a new subsurface drip irrigation (SDI) and waste water recycling (WWR) installation methods that minimize both installation cost and clean-up labor. Research shows that SDI saves 40% to 60% of household and agricultural water. The new SDI and WWR installation methods are designed to make it easier for the irrigation contractors and do-it-yourselfers to deploy SDI and WWR systems.

“As demand for water increases throughout the world, the TRENCH’N edge installation method will make it easier than ever before to install water-saving and water-recycling systems,” stated Patrick Dean, president of the TRENCH’N edge Trencher. “We developed a method of discharging the trenched material directly into the previously dug trench. That dramatically reduces the handling of trench spoils, thus decreasing installation labor cost. This makes SDI system installation cost competitive with conventional spray-in-the-air irrigation methods.”

Moisture is guided right at the plants’ root zone, without spraying the water into the air, where it can evaporate before it hits the ground. SDI also removes overspray onto the sidewalks, streets and driveways that has now been restricted by California and Texas. In fact, parts of Australia have let off some SDI systems from watering bans as they are substantially more efficient.

These new SDI and WWR installation methods not only save labor costs, but make it easy to go green for the same installation cost as usual systems. This new development, the innovative blade-in-a-blade system, offers the best in SDI and WWR installation while also retaining the diverse functionality of TRENCH’N edge.

All of the company’s trenchers feature the blade-in-a-blade technology option that enables the installation of both usual irrigation and SDI/WWR systems, all in one unit. This blade also enables for the installation of low voltage lighting, cable TV, dog fencing and silt fence.