April 18th, 2017
The District has been receiving calls regarding the start up of the irrigation system. We will once again have the system on at the end of this week. That system is 100% dependent on the availability of water in the irrigation ditch. Keep in mind, the irrigation ditch does not come on-line until around the 15th of May. With that said, we ask that you water conservatively over the next month, or until you see that the irrigation pond is full. If your lawn is established, please consider adjusting your sprinklers to conserve.
Depending upon the availability of irrigation water in the ditch, The Liberty Ranch irrigation system will be operational from April 20th to October 20th of each year. Keep in mind, these dates are approximate.
Please consider adjusting your sprinklers to only water three days per week. After your lawn is established, it takes significantly less water to maintain. Our water source is dependent upon snow pack and temperature. So, once it’s gone, it’s gone. There may be occasions that we will need to feed the irrigation system with treated water. If that is the case, you will be charged at the treated water rate. If the District needs to limit usage due to drought, snow pack, or other issues with the supply, we will inform you here.
Are you having issues with your drip system, or are your sprinkler heads not covering the same area anymore? Try cleaning your WYE strainer. This strainer, or filter is located within your rectangular irrigation box. It looks like the letter Y. Turn off your isolation valve located in your rectangular irrigation box. The device should look something like the photos posted below. BY HAND, remove the top portion to find the filter. Also remove by hand the filter and wash with a mild detergent. You can also just drop it in your dishwasher. Replace all pieces and hand tighten only. That should do it. If you have further questions about your irrigation system please contact an irrigation company.