Sprinkler System – Winterizing And How the Drought Effects It

Q: Do I need to winterize my sprinkler system? I’m wondering if the drought would make the ground more apt to let freezing temps get to the system.

A: I don’t think the drought will have any effect on your system. It’s usually adequate to simply shut off the water and run your system timer through all zones. This will relieve pressure and allow most of the water to drain out of the pipes. Otherwise, there are several local irrigation companies that will do a full inspection and shutdown for you.