Irrigation Systems

The ACSA provides irrigation service to our residential and commercial customers. There are two designs of irrigation systems currently in our system:

1. Auxiliary Meter Systems. All new irrigation systems as of January 1, 2006 must be of this design. Irrigation water is served by a separate tap on the ACSA water main. Irrigation water usage is measured by a separate (auxiliary) meter similar to the main water meter serving the house or facility. There are no sewer charges on the irrigation water.

Regardless of whether irrigation water is used during the season, the annual testing of the backflow prevention assembly must be performed. If you own a property with an auxiliary meter irrigation system, and are considering “abandoning” the system, click on the link to the left for further information.

If you are interested in applying for new irrigation service, click on the link for the left for an Irrigation Application, or contact custserv@serviceauthority.org

2. Exclusion Meter Systems. With this design, the plumbing of the irrigation system branches off the private water service line feeding the house or facility. A second meter, called an exclusion meter, measures the amount of irrigation water used. There are no sewer charges on the irrigation water.

Exclusion meter systems have been “grandfathered” since January 1, 2006, and are only allowed if the home or facility owner continues to properly maintain the irrigation system, including the annual testing of the backflow prevention assembly, even if irrigation water is not used for the season.

If you own a property with an exclusion meter irrigation system, and are considering “abandoning” the system, click on the link on the left for further information.