Simple Spanish invention for irrigation uses up to 70% less water

A family business from Torrox has developed DeepDrop, a system capable of saving large amounts of water in agricultural plantations. In the face of increasing droughts in Spain, these technological solutions are becoming more and more essential. Some solutions are elaborate and complex, others are apparently simpler and more analog, but tremendously effective. This is the case of DeepDrop, a system of underground drip irrigation of a Malaga company that reduces water consumption by between 40 and 70 percent in all types of plantations.

Antonio Rico, a veteran businessman and inventor from Torrox (Málaga), patented this ingenious and revolutionary device. One of the most amazing things about DeepDrop is its overwhelming simplicity. According to its inventor, "pure common sense". And precisely in its simplicity lies its main virtue: it is a 15-centimeter tube inserted into the ground, with a rubber washer so that it does not sink.

The tube is incorporated a capsule with a transparent surface, which connects to the general irrigation and allows the water to reach the roots of the plants directly.


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