Below-freezing temperatures took a toll on pipes throughout the city. Your in-ground sprinkler system could also have sustained damage.
Take these steps now to avoid bigger, more costly problems later.
- Locate any leaking pipes or valves and mark them with a flag or paint.
- Find the backflow preventer, which is usually in a rectangular box in the ground near your water meter. Shut it off by turning one or both of the levers 1/4 turn.
- Complete any necessary repairs.
A power outage can cause your controller to reset to factory settings. Program it to water once a week on your designated watering day, as determined by your street address.
Need help programming your controller? Visit gardenstylesa.com/controller.
Watch our how-to videos on finding and fixing leaks at saws.org/find-leaks.