Shut Down Irrigation Systems November 1

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Santa Fe’s irrigation season ends on November 1 of each year. By this time, residents should have already reduced their outdoor water use considerably. But now we’re really going to start seeing temperatures dip, increasing the risk of freezing pipes that can burst and cause major leaks, adding up to lots of wasted water and money. If you haven’t already, now is a great time to start using EyeOnWater to monitor your water use and set up leak alerts. If you’re going out of town for the holidays, you can rest assured knowing IF a leak arises, EyeOnWater® will let you know about any unusual spikes in water consumption.

Below is an irrigation shut-down checklist:

  • Set up leak alerts on your EyeOnWater account
  • Turn off your irrigation controller
  • Close the main shut off valve
  • Drain the pipes
  • Empty all rain barrels
  • Disconnect and drain outdoor hoses.
  • Stop using soaker hoses and put them away for winter.
  • Insulate above-ground pipes and  install outdoor faucet protectors
  • Install a freeze sensor