HOW TO DETERMINE IF THE LEAK YOU SEE
IS IN YOUR SPRINKLER SYSTEM
it’s obvious, the water is leaking right near one of those round green “things”
in your yard or at a sprinkler head. Other times, the ground is very wet or
water is running down the street.
In the not-so-obvious situations, start your search at the water meter. Water
meters are the connection source from the city water supply to the house service
line. Water meters register movement of water once the water passes through the
A leak can be on the supply side to the meter (the city will fix it) or on your
side of the supply to your home (your responsibility to have repaired).
Make sure all water-using devices inside the home are turned off (washing
machine, dishwashers, showers, no toilets running, etc.).
Remove the water meter lid and check the meter indicators for movement. Movement
indicates water is traveling through the meter. (If you are unable to remove the
meter lid, contact your city water department for assistance.)
To determine if the movement is due to a leak in the irrigation system, keep all
household water-using devices off and turn off the double check also referred to
as the backflow device. (see “How To Shut-Off the Water to Your Sprinkler”
section on this website).
If the water meter indicator stops moving, chances are there may be a leak in
the sprinkler system.
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