# How many gallons per minute does a Rain Bird Sprinkler use?

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At different pressures, the

**sprinkler**head and nozzle**will**consume different amounts of water. For example, at 35 pounds**per**square inch (PSI) the 5000 Series Rotor using the 3.0 nozzle**will use**3.11**gallons per minute**(**GPM**). If your home's water capacity was 10**GPM**, you**could**place 3 heads**per**zone.

Herein, how much water does a sprinkler system use per minute?

In the table below it is estimated that each **sprinkler** zone uses 15 gallons of **water per minute**. For one watering cycle a total of 750 gallons of **water** are **used**.

**sprinklers will**consume different flow rates. Large impulse or rotor

**sprinklers can**consume as

**much**as 6 GPM or more while standard nozzles used on

**pop**-

**up**spray bodies

**can**be 2 GPM or less.

Furthermore, how many sprinklers can I run off one hose?

For example, you generally have a flow rate of 10 gpm from a ¾-inch spigot where you connect your **hose**. With your 10 gpm flow rate at your spigot, you **could run** two **sprinklers** at 5 gpm each. The best set-up is to **run** two **hoses** from the spigot–each to **one sprinkler**.

On average, pop-up **sprinklers** apply 0.4 inches of **water** in 15 minutes, and **impact sprinklers** apply 0.2 inches of **water** in 15 minutes. You will typically see some variation in **sprinkler** output across your lawn.