We will begin to pressure up the irrigation system April 1st. Before this time, all pressure irrigation customers should:
- Turn off your stop and waste valve to avoid flooding your yard and home.
- Disconnect hoses.
- Check for and repair any cracks in standpipes.
It takes approximately 10-14 days to fill the system. Secondary water should be available to all customers by April 15th, although it may be available to some customers earlier.
Make Sure Your System Is In Good Repair
Even if your system was working perfectly last fall, it’s possible that this winter’s extreme cold has caused problems with the pipes or connections. If you fail to turn off your stop and waste, or if you don’t check for damage, you may be in for an unpleasant surprise when the system is pressured up. A little preparation can prevent flooding or other damage.
In general, everything past the stop and waste located at the property line is the responsibility of the homeowner, so it’s up to you to make sure your system is in good shape before you turn on the stop and waste and start watering. If you need help checking, preparing, or repairing your system, please contact a landscaper or other expert.
WaterPro does not have the manpower to help homeowners prepare their sprinkler systems. If there is an emergency we will dispatch a crew, but if our repair crew determines that the problem lies in a part of the system that is the homeowner’s responsibility, we will issue a bill for our crew’s time.