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Our Services

Design Services - Seminars - Installation - Pipe Pulling - Repairs - Aeration Flagging - Spring Start Ups - Mid Season Inspections - System Renovations - Additions - Heads Moved - Fall Closings

Choose Water Works Irrigations & Illuminations Ltd.
Because Every Drop Counts!   

Spring Openings

1. Before turning on any water to the system, we make sure all manual drain valves are returned to the "closed" position

2. We then open the system main water valve slowly to allow pipes to fill with water gradually. If these valves are opened too quickly, sprinkler main lines are subjected to high surge pressures, uncontrolled flow and water hammer.

3. We verify the proper operation of each zone valve by manually activating it from the controller.

4. We walk through each station on the controller, checking for proper operation of the zone. Check for proper operating pressure (low pressure indicates a line break or missing sprinkler), proper rotation and adjustment of sprinkler heads, and adequate coverage. Check and clean filters on poorly performing sprinklers. Adjust heads to grade as necessary.

5. We will reprogram the controller for automatic watering. Replace the controller back-up battery if necessary.

6. We will uncover and clean the system rain sensor, if applicable.

7. We then finish and clean any in-line filters for drip irrigation zones.


Winterizing your home irrigation system or commercial sprinkler systems can help to avoid major damage caused by frozen water in the sprinkler lines. If left to freeze in the lines, water can crack and split the pipes, resulting in very costly and extensive repairs.

In some cases, extreme winter weather can damage a system beyond repair.

Winterizing can be done as early as October in order to ensure that your systems are ready to face the winter season. Depending on where you live, you may even want to winterize mid September to safeguard your systems from the cold.

Choose the right equipment and method for your lawn sprinkler system. Enlisting the help of a qualified professional can help to ensure that you have the proper equipment for winterization.

One of the most effective winterization methods involves using a commercial, high-volume air compressor to push air through the lines at low pressure.

Contact Information:

Water Works Irrigations & Illuminations Ltd.

Head Office - Bowmanville, Ontario
(905) 623-9165