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Fulton Offering Free Irrigation Workshop

North Fulton residents can get specific answers to problems they are experiencing at home.

Are you having difficulties with your property's irrigation system? Or do you just want to learn about such systems? Fulton County's Department of Water Resources will host a Smart Irrigation workshop at its Johns Creek Environmental Campus on July 24.

Participants will learn how to correctly use and maintain their irrigation system. A certified irrigation specialist will be on site to answer questions, according to the county's news release.

The workshop will be offered on two dates:

  • Tuesday, July 17, 6 –7 p.m., Southwest Arts Center, 915 New Hope Road, Atlanta 30331
  • Tuesday, July 24, 2012, 6-7 p.m., Johns Creek Environmental Campus, 8100 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell 30022

During the session, residents will learn about essential maintenance tips to ensure that their irrigation system is always operating at its best. Some specific topics will include:

  • Programming irrigation controllers;
  • Inspecting the irrigation system for leaks;
  • Understanding how to adjust sprinkler head height, spray patterns and positions;
  • Rain sensor installation.

Bring questions about your specific irrigation system. To get accurate answers, make sure you know what specific type of system you have (Rain Bird, Hunter, Toro, etc.) and ensure that you can describe any specific challenges you are experiencing.  

For more information, email Jennifer McLaurin at or call 404-612-8745.

J.R. July 09, 2012 at 03:36 PM
On a totally separate note, Fulton County is replacing all of the Water Meters with Digital Readers (the meter reader will now slowly drive by your home, picking up the reading digitally) and they are not telling you when it's your turn. Therefore, in the middle of the day, your water will turn off unexpectedly. When it comes back on, expect it to be muddy, so let it run a bit.
Ann Marie Quill (Editor) July 09, 2012 at 05:49 PM
Nice tip, J.R.!

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