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EWSU: Prepare Outdoor Sprinkler Systems for Winter

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Irrigation systems must have a backflow assembly

As winter approaches, the city of Evansville has some advice for residents with irrigation systems. WNIN’s John Gibson reports:

If you have a lawn irrigation system on your property, the city says now’s the time to prepare for colder temperatures and avoid frozen water pipes.

The water and sewer utility says such systems should be equipped with a backflow assembly that stops water from flowing backward in your pipes and prevents potential contamination of drinking water.

Water not adequately drained from the backflow assembly can freeze and damage sensitive components.

The utility recommends hiring an irrigation expert to check the backflow assembly and prepare it for the inevitable hard freeze.