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Well Water Irrigation Systems and Rust Prevention

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Do you have an irrigation system that runs on well water? If you do, you know the huge benefit of not having to pay water utility bills for your sprinkler system. But there can also be a dark side to running your irrigation system on well water - the side effects of staining caused by excessive minerals and particularly high iron content in the water. Water with high iron content can stain just about anything it comes in contact with, including driveways and sidewalks, fences, trees, flowers, and even your house, garage, or outdoor barn.

Outdoor Rust and Iron StainsHelp is finally here! By treating the high minerals and iron content we can eliminate the unsightly occurrence and give you the beautiful lawn and property that you intended to have when you installed the irrigation system in the first place. We will first test the water to understand the extend of your issue. Then we’ll eliminate the chemicals by installing mechanisms in your system to counter the high iron content. We highly recommend this service, as you’ll be able to see great results, and a much nicer looking outdoor living area (without rust stains) if your primary water source is well water.

Contact us to learn more.

* Thanks to Summit Brands for the above photo. Summit provides rust stain removers that can help clean up already impacted areas.

How to Stop Rust Staining from a Well Water Irrigation System

Posted 5:32 PM by

Problem with Ugly Rust Stains?

Outdoor StainsDo you have rust stains on your sidewalks, driveway, patio, or fences? If you do have that rust staining problem then you most likely have an irrigation system that runs on well water. That well water that keeps your water bill down can also cause unsightly staining because of the high iron, manganese, and calcium content of the water.

Rust Stain Prevention - How to Stop Rust Staining from a Well Water Irrigation System

The Peters Group can install a well water irrigation system that prevents rusting and staining, so your property looks clean again. Visit our Well Water Irrigation Systems page to learn more.

Sprinkler System Emergency Shut Off and Tips

Posted 5:57 PM by

If you have a leak coming from your Sprinkler System you can take the following steps

To turn off water to system from the pit

  1. Sprinkler System Tipsfind the origin of the leak and flag it
  2. locate the system shut-off valve in the water pit
    1. the valve is made of pvc with either a blue or red plastic handle
    2. in some cases the valve is brass with a blue handle
    3. the handle should be facing down
  3. turn the handle clockwise so that if faces crossways

To turn off water to system from the basement

  1. find the origin of the leak and flag it
  2. locate the system shut-off valve in the basement
  3. turn the handle clockwise so that if faces crossways

To turn off water to syetem from the back-flow preventor

  1. find the origin of the leak
  2. if the leak is starting from the meter pit or before the backflow preventor
    1. open the meter cover with channel lock pliers
    2. turn the ball valve for the sprinkler system off
  3. if the leak is after the backflow preventor
    1. turn the handle to a cross position rather than the original parallel position

Rain sensor operation

  1. the sprinkler system has a rain sensor and when it rains the system will not run

Manual sprinkler operation

  1. your owner’s manual will give you the steps to run your system manually.
  2. you can call the office and we will walk you through the steps if needed

Schematic diagram and future development

  1. a schematic irrigation diagram is available for any future landscape construction plans
  2. this will help prevent damage to underground pipe

important note: do not turn the shut-off valve for the water meter or the supply line to your house.

 

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