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Maintaining Sprinkler Heads Means Saving Money

Broken sprinkler heads can cause significant amounts of water loss over time. Maintaining sprinkler heads in good operating condition requires a regular monitoring plan.

“Mowing the lawn, children playing and accidents are all likely causes for your sprinkler heads to get damaged,” said Irvine Ranch Water District Senior Conservation Specialist Nick Mrvos. “It’s not only the mini-geyser leaks that need to be repaired, but also those sprinklers that are turned in the wrong direction, or that sprinkler head which turns into a bubbler over night.”

Often, broken sprinklers go unnoticed because many times they are timed to operate during the early morning hours before anyone is aware of a problem. Because more than half of residential water usage comes from yards, it makes sense to periodically check sprinkler systems to identify leaks or damage.

This type of vigilance could save large quantities of water and help lower water bills. A broken sprinkler can waste close to 100 gallons of water per 10-minute cycle, which adds up to thousands of gallons of water per billing period. Broken sprinklers can also damage landscapes and property, which can also add up to significantly higher costs.

To further save money, check out the rebates offered on rotating sprays nozzles on our website.

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