Hi, I'm a GCSE student and I'm currently doing a project on garden hoses - where I am aiming to create a hose which uses rainwater and has an automated function when the air temperature gets to a certain point. Anyway - I have been searching online for some facts and information on hoses - but can't seem to find much. wondering if you answer a few questions: Do you think hoses use up too much water? How much would it cost for an hour of watering with a hose?
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Hm. It would seem that hose diameter might affect how much water is being used, as well as the water pressure in your area. Restricting flow, or using them with a sensor to detect moisture will prevent using too much water.
As far as the cost- I'm sure that the cost of water is much different in your country than it is mine. I would have to recommend contacting your local agency responsible for the water in your area to inquire on pricing.
Here are a couple of articles that you may find interesting in the meantime: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/watering/soaker-hose-irrigation.htm