The backflow preventer is an important element of your irrigation system, keeping drinking water safe. It’s also quite sensitive to overnight freezes. Sean explains that it’s not unusual in the Cincinnati area to have late spring or early fall freezes that happen after sprinkler spring start-up or before winterization. If there’s a freeze in the forecast, follow these two easy steps to protect your backflow preventer.

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It’s important to get your irrigation system winterized before cold weather sets in for good. Sean’s tip will protect your backflow preventer for a night, but it won’t work the entire season. Learn more about backflow preventers.