View Full Version : Sprinklers on--- Can I turn valve off??

07-24-2002, 06:55 PM
I am in lawn maintenance and it ticks me off to pull up and see the system running. They know which day I cut. Can I turn the valve off while the system is running without hurting anything??

07-24-2002, 07:09 PM
Yes if it is city water and no booster pumps or from a house well

No if it is a separate irrigation well, lake pump, or if there is a booster pump.

Why not get those folks to reschedule their timer so watering is completed before 7 or 8 am or does not water on the day you mow?

07-25-2002, 12:01 AM
As I also do maintenance, If I find a clients who's timer is operating the system during business hours, I will talk to them and tell why it's better to water between the hours of 2 am thru 8.

Explain a couple points to your clinet:
dryer the grass, better cut you will do
cleaner job that is done
not good to cut "very" wet grass
Then if that doesn't work, charge the client more explaining that it cause extra wear and tear on you and your equipment.

I would of answered straight off saying yes, you can shut off the valve. I didn't even think about pumps and stuff. Every system that I service or build is tapped off of municpal water lines.