New Billing Structure for Back-Flow Prevention Assemblies
The billing structure for back-flow prevention devices will be changing in 2018. In the past, all tests and billing occurred in October. In an effort to streamline the process and to alleviate the workload on staff, billing will take place monthly. Customers will still only be billed once a year for this device testing, although it may not be during a month that the tap holder is accustomed.
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.