How To Protect Your Sprinkler System During Construction
July 14, 2023
As it gets warmer, you’re probably expecting to rely on your sprinklers more to keep your garden and yard healthy and green during the hot summer months. If you're expecting construction crews to work across your front right-of-way or yard, here are some steps you can take to make sure your sprinkler system is in tip top shape for the spring and summer.
What do I need to do to protect my sprinklers when there’s construction on my right-of-way?
Mark any lines and heads that you are aware of. We recommend using utility flags such as the ones you see construction crews use to locate buried lines, but you can use whatever you have on hand. Examples include paint and wooden stakes. If you see contractors working on your street, you can turn on your irrigation system and show them where your sprinkler heads are as well.
When can I remove the markings that I left on my sprinklers?
If you’re tracking the construction crews on your street, you can remove your own flags or markings that you placed once work is finished in your front right-of-way and has moved to the next home. Make sure that the markings you're removing are yours. Do not remove any markings that were placed by contractors. There is no certainty that those markings were placed by crews that just finished work or by crews that are about to begin work.
What do I do if I don’t know where my buried sprinkler lines are?
If you know where your sprinkler heads are, but not your buried lines, start by marking what you can. It would also be a good idea to make sure your sprinkler system is off, in case any unmarked lines are damaged. Once work has finished, turn on and run your sprinkler system to look for issues. If you notice any issues, turn off your sprinkler system right away. If the construction crew doing work on your street has left their contact information behind (contractors working for Tachus leave door tags with their information) immediately reach out to the number provided.
What happens if my sprinkler is damaged during construction?
Should you have an irrigation issue, reach out to the name and number on the door tag left behind by the construction crew working on your street. And if you experience any issues with your water bill as a result of construction in your front right-of-way, reach out to the contractor and work with them.
If you have any construction issues as a result of our contractor’s work in your area, and you are not able to reach out to them for a resolution, contact us either at tachus.com/contact-us or at firstname.lastname@example.org for immediate assistance from our local team.