Another summer is headed our way (fingers crossed), which means it’s time for yard and sprinkler maintenance! A leak as small as the tip of a ballpoint pen (or 1/32 of an inch) can waste about 6,300 gallons of water per month, so it is critical that you inspect your system and look for soggy areas in your landscape that could indicate a leak. Also look for clogged, broken, or missing sprinkler heads, and direct sprinklers away from your driveway, house, or sidewalk so the water only hits landscape. This can help tremendously.
This is also a great time to inspect your main secondary water valve, which is usually in a green box about a foot behind the sidewalk (toward your house). The valve is the responsibility of the property owner to maintain and repair, as is the filter. We have some helpful videos on our website which show filter maintenance for four different types of filters.
Because we’ve had such a wet winter and spring, you’ve got plenty of time to get your system in shape – you shouldn’t need to water anything until at least Mother’s Day or later! Go to our website or Facebook page for tips and updates throughout the water season. Thanks for your continued efforts in water conservation!