Leak Detection and System Flushing
Rainbow Water District and the Springfield Utility Board (SUB) worked together to locate and repair leaks in our piping sytsem during the winter of 2013. During the spring of 2013, we will flush sediments from hydrants to clear the lines prior to summer weather. We appreciate SUB's assistance. Thanks, Matt!
Summer Water Conservation
Watering is more efficient when system pressure is higher and when less water is lost due to evaporation. (Hint: Our system pressure is best early in the morning on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings.) We ask that you water during the green zone times as shown below. For other water saving ideas, use the Green Grass Gauge or check out the tips along the right side of the screen.
Not sure if you have a leak? You are responsible for all the piping on the house side of the meter. On the top of most water meters, near the odometer-style numbers, will be a “leak detector” in the shape of a red triangle. Make sure you are not using any water in the house and watch the triangle for a few minutes. If the triangle is spinning you are using water somewhere and might have a leak. Call our office at 541-746-1676 and we can give you more tips on where to look and how to tell if you have a leak.
If you see water pouring into the street or have a puddle form in your yard that does not drain off, there might be a leak at the main or on our side of the water meter. Please call our office at 541-746-1676 and report any concerns and we will investigate the problem and repair as necessary. If you call the office outside of business hours, our answering service will relay the information to our on call Utility Worker.
Thank you for doing your part to help us conserve water!