October 2, 2012

It’s that time of year again—the pressurized irrigation will be winterized on October 15. After that date, the system will be turned off until April 15. The City asks that you leave your pressurized irrigation shut-off valve in the “open” position to allow for proper drainage of the system. Each irrigation system must be completely drained to prevent damage to the system’s components, caused by frozen water inside the pipes and valves. Prior to the system being energized in the spring, you will want to “close” your individual shut-off valve to prevent the sprinkler components from being damaged during energization. If your sprinkler system is still in service after October 18, please notify the City’s Public Works Department so our staff can assist you.