As our community grows, more residential irrigation systems are being installed. There are a few important things to remember about operating a private irrigation system.
First, the system is yours and if it is using our water it must connect to the downstream side of the meter. We take no responsibility for any of your irrigation equipment. Backflow prevention is always a concern with irrigation systems and your tap should be protected by a dual check valve in your meter box. If in question , you may call our Customer Service Department at 864-269-5440, option 4 and request a site visit to determine if you have this device. Also, most irrigation systems are equipped with a controller. It is very important that you learn how to use this device or you could be looking at a much higher water bill to pay. We do not give bill adjustments for “operator error” involving irrigation systems. Equipping your system with a rain monitor is a good idea if you intend to keep the system on “auto” most of the time. Key point: learn about your irrigation system. Another tip, when installing your sprinklers, do not install any piping in the road right-of-way. Even though this may look like your front yard, it is not and this area is typically reserved for utilities like water mains and communication equipment. The right-of-way is typically owned and maintained by the state or county. Your system would be far more susceptible to damage if you are in this area, as well as being illegal.