A leak in your irrigation system can be scary. Whether the leak is gushing water or just a few trickles from a sprinkler head, it can cost you money and waste resources.
Georgia counties and municipalities require that every sprinkler system has a Backflow Preventer. This device keeps your irrigation water from mixing back in with your home’s water. It is commonly called a “shutoff valve” or “irrigation shutoff”.
How to stop most irrigation leaks in 4 easy steps:
- Locate your backflow preventer (irrigation system shutoff). Your home’s water main will be located in a box in the ground near the street. The BP should be in its own box within 3 feet of the water main.
- Open the lid on the backflow preventer box.
- Pull the lever or turn the handle to turn off the water.
- Contact Rainman Irrigation to fix the cause of the leak. You can call us at 404-805-8495 or request service online. Ask for a Water Loss Letter to provide to your water company to show that the leak has been fixed (they will often discount your water bill).
Note: If your system is missing a backflow preventer, or needs a new one, you’ll have to shut off your water main to stop a leak – which will also turn off the water to your home. Contact us to repair the leak and/or install a backflow preventer for you. We do our best to arrive within 48 hours for all rushing water emergencies.