Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.)
Why Install a Backflow Preventer
A backflow preventer is a one-way
valve that prevents water, which may be stagnant, from sitting in
the irrigation pipes underground, from coming back into the house
and contaminating your drinking water. A backflow preventer is required
on all lawn sprinkler systems by the board of health and the plumber’s
code. For the safety of all of our customers, Drought Free Irrigation
will not install a sprinkler system without a proper backflow preventer.
How Much Does An Irrigation System Cost
This is, without a doubt, the most frequently
asked question. I wish there was a definite answer to give you.
While the average irrigation system costs between $3000.00 and $4,000.00,
you must keep in mind that, every yard is different. Some yards
have lots of shade, some are full sun, some yards are full of ledge
which means more time and labor digging and putting pipe in the
ground. Every system should be designed for that specific area.
Drought Free Irrigation will test your water
pressure and volume to determine how many sprinkler heads should
be on each zone. We will then check your yard for walkways, planting
beds, storage sheds, patios, decks, etc., to determine the best
layout of your system. We will design your system, keeping in mind
that shaded areas may not need the same amount of water as full
sun areas, and, hilly areas need to be watered at a different rate
than flat areas.
Drought Free Irrigation will give you a free,
written estimate, that will inform you of how many heads, zone valves,
and what size timer you will need to complete the job properly.
Included in the estimate is the price of a licensed plumber to tie
your sprinkler system into the household water.
Why Use a Licensed plumber
A licensed plumber is required by law to tie
your sprinkler system into your household water. This is the water
supply that you and your family are using every day for drinking,
cooking and showering. You can’t afford to have that water
supply contaminated. Drought Free Irrigation takes your safety seriously,
and will not install a system on your property without the use of
a licensed plumber.
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