Many irrigation users have complained about low water pressure, particularly at the start of the watering time each day.
The pumps that provide pressure to the system have a low pressure sensor that stops the pumps when the system pressure drops below a certain point. Public works personnel have observed that when many users turn on their private irrigation systems at the same time, the entire system pressure drops below the point where the pumps shut off, causing the entire system to not function correctly.
The public works department would like to encourage all irrigation users to be mindful of when their private systems turn on. The irrigation schedule allows watering between the hours of 6 p.m. and 10 a.m. Many properties do not need to be irrigated for this entire time.
If it is possible to set irrigation clocks to turn on later than the 6 p.m. start time, please do so. If private systems are turned on in a staggered fashion, the entire system pressure should remain high enough to keep the pumps operating correctly.