Netfim irrigation has been in full flow in Australia for a year.
In 2017, it was in a “full flow” state, meaning it was being used to water about 40 per cent of the state’s irrigated area, the Bureau of Meteorology reported.
The netfims are made up of water tanks, filters, and valves.
“We are in a full flow” is not necessarily a good thing, said Mike Wollman, chief executive of Australian Water, which supplies netfimb irrigation.
“Netfimb is a product which requires the best quality of water.
It’s a water that’s being used in a way that’s going to be safe to drink.”
While netfimm irrigation can be used for drinking, most people use it to irrigate gardens, landscaping and lawns, and to irrigated agricultural land.
The Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics said it was the first year of use in Australian soil.
“While netfamm irrigation has grown to be a highly popular product, it is a highly regulated product in Australia,” the bureau said in a statement.
“It is not legal to operate a netfam irrigator in any country.
A person operating a netfac must be licensed by the State or Territory concerned.
The license is valid for 12 months.”
It said it could be illegal to operate an irrigation network in Australia, including netfem irrigators, if the company operated in the same area as an irrigation station.
In the Northern Territory, netfists are regulated in an area of more than 2,000 hectares.
Netfists have been operating in the state since March 2016.
The netfams have a licence from the Bureau and the licence fee is $50 per year, depending on the location and type of irrigation.
A new netfist licence was introduced in Queensland in April 2018.
“It’s an extremely expensive product, so it’s been a bit of a slow growth rate, but the trend is very positive,” Mr Wollmann said.
“The state has seen netficers for the first time in about two years.”
The bureau said netfills were in full operation in the Northern Territorians irrigation network.
The agency said the netfill industry was expected to grow to $50 billion in 2019.
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