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Spotting Trouble During Irrigation Startups - The Edge Newsletter

Spotting Trouble During Irrigation Startups - The Edge Newsletter

How to Spot Signs of Trouble During Irrigation Startups in The Edge

There is More to Summerization

On March 29th, 2022 - The Edge Newsletter  published Spotting Signs of Trouble During Irrigation Startups . The article  highlights start up mistakes when an individual start and irrigations system up incorrectly, noting that there are a number of problems that can occur as a result.  It is recommended that "following a regimented summerization protocol is not only necessary to endure a properly functioning system, but it also created a baseline to build upon for the remainder of the season," states Russ Jundt, founder of Conserva Irrigation. 

Making yourself aware of winter damage that may have happened over the past season is a top priority.  This would include cracked backflow preventers, as well as leaking heads and pipes.  “In the spring during summerization our technicians step around every head to discern if there are any seal leaks at the bottom of the head,” Jundt says. “Water pooling around or over their boot is a good indication of a subsurface leak. For lateral or mainline leaks, usually, the leak will provide enough water to show where there are subsurface leaks.”  Conserva Irrigation technicians conduct a 50-point system inspection, where they make a comprehensive assessment starting at the water source searching for leaks or damage.  

As temperatures warm up across the country, the time for conducting spring irrigation startups has started, the importance of re-starting your irrigation system correctly is top priority.  

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