Sprinkler Water Pressure Low? Learn What To Do

Posted on: 21 June 2021

If the goal is to irrigate your lawn adequately, it is necessary that the water pressure within your sprinkler system be sufficient. Too little pressure will leave your grass, shrubs, and flowers underwatered, unhealthy, and possibly dead. If you suspect that you are experiencing a water pressure problem, learn about some of the measures you can take. 

Contact the Municipal Water Company

If issues with water pressure only happen every once and a while, you may want to contact your local water company first. If there is an issue with the main water supply, such as a leak or a consumption limit, it will affect water flow at your home. Keep in mind that, if this issue is to blame, you should also see changes in water pressure in your home. However, it will be up to the water company to correct the issue.

Look for Water Line Damage

The water line is responsible for carrying the water from the main water supply to the sprinkler heads. If there is damage to one of these lines, you will experience a change in your water pressure. These lines are generally underground, so you may not see the damage. However, generally, the damage will appear on the surface as pooling water. So, if you see this issue, you likely have a problem and you will need to contact an irrigation professional for assistance. 

Inspect Sprinkler Heads

Walk around the yard and examine the sprinkler heads. Dirt and debris in the yard can clog sprinkler heads, and if you have a pet, they can also cause damage to this component. In order to maintain the right amount of pressure, the sprinkler head must be free of any obstructions or damage, so any blockage is a problem. If you spot any damage, you will need to contact a professional for assistance. 

Check Valve Pressure

Depending on the type of irrigation system you have, you may have a central location in or outside your garage that houses your valves. Look at these valves to ensure that they are fully turned on. If a valve is not turned on all the way, the amount of water that comes out will be limited, which will lead to pressure issues. Adjusting the valve will typically quickly resolve this issue.

Again, if you are unable to resolve the problem on your own, contact a lawn irrigation services company, such as Giant Landscaping LLC, to get to the bottom of the problem.