Get to Know Your System

SYSTEM INSTALLED BY: MILLARD SPRINKLER

Shut Off Valve

The valve to turn water on / off is located in your basement and should be marked with a “Shut Off Valve” tag.

Drain Valve

The drain for your system may be located outside near the backflow or may be in your basement. This drain must be closed during the watering season and left open during the non-watering season. It is tagged as “Drain Valve“.

Backflow

Your system is equipped with a “Backflow”. This is a device located on the outside of your home that prevents any contaminated water from re-entering your drinking water.

Ball Valve

45 Degree

Closed

Open

The Backflow has two ball valves that must be in the open or “on” position (parallel with the pipe they are on) during the watering season and left in a 45 Degree position during the non-watering season to prevent freeze damage.

Test-Ports

Closed Test-Port

Open Test-Port

The most common backflow, the PVB, has 2 test-ports (an RP backflow will have 4 test-ports) that must be in the closed position during the watering season and left in the open position during the non-watering season to prevent freeze damage.

Turning the Water on

Whenever water is introduced to the Backflow device or the valve box in the ground the shut off valve must be OPENED SLOWLY!! There are small plastic parts within the Backflow and valves that can be broken if water is introduced too quickly and water is allowed to slam through these plastic parts.

Controller

The Controller to your system is generally installed in your garage. To learn how to turn the system on/off or to change the watering program on your controller, visit our “Instructional Videos” page by clicking on the button below.

   Instructional Videos

To learn even more about your controller, click on the button below to visit Hunter’s website.

   Hunter Controllers

Draining the Water From Your Backflow / Winterization

IT IS OF ABSOLUTE IMPORTANCE THAT YOU DRAIN THE WATER FROM YOUR BACKFLOW PRIOR TO THE FIRST FREEZE OF THE SEASON. Failure to do so can result in frozen and cracked pipes and damage to the Backflow device. On the back of your Watering Recipe card you will find the general steps to draining your backflow. (See Below).

To schedule a complete winterization of your sprinkler system, follow this simple step:

  1. Click on the button below and complete the form
      Winterization

A representative will call you to schedule the appointment. (SUBMIT YOUR REQUEST EARLY AS APPOINTMENTS CAN FILL UP FAST)

Millard Sprinkler Watering Recipe Card

The Millard Sprinkler Watering Recipe card is left near your controller following installation. (See Below) This card gives you seasonal guidelines as to number of days per week to water, number of times per day and recommended lengths of run cycles per zone.

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MILLARD SPRINKLER LOOKS FORWARD TO HELPING YOU MEET ALL OF YOUR LAWN IRRIGATION NEEDS.  WELCOME TO OUR FAMILY!

 

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