Minimizing water use in cannabis cultivation not only reduces the impact on the environment, but it could also help growers comply with state and municipal regulations, as well as reduce costly water bills.
Here, Nic Easley, CEO of Comprehensive Cannabis Consulting (3C), and Duncan Gordon, chief operating officer of Sunniva, a vertically integrated medical cannabis company with cultivation and extraction facilities in California and Canada, offer insight into maximizing water efficiency in grow facilities.
1. Know your water source.
All cultivators should have their water source tested prior to using it on their crop, Easley says. This will help identify which filters are needed to make the water safe for use.
“Know your water source, and then test it,” he says. “What kind of filters do you actually need? Do you need reverse osmosis, or could you just be doing basic filtration? Or is the iron concentration in your well