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Start Up/Winterization/Backflow Testing

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Heritage Irrigation does offer a pre-pay package price on the services below. If you select the winterization & spring start up the pre-pay package is only $140. If you include the state required backflow preventer test, the package is only $200.  Call our office, 804-800-5000 or email our team,


We are pleased to introduce our brand new referral program. If you have been happy with the service provided to you now it pays to tell a friend. For every new customer you refer to sign up for a Start Up/Winterization package, receive $10.00 off the cost of your package or any other service. Learn more here!


This is where we purge the water from the system using high pressure air. If your backflow preventer is located outside, we suggest that the system be winterized no later than the 15th of November each year to reduce the risk of freeze damage. We begin our winterization scheduling in August each year. We will send emails to our customers to remind you to schedule your winterization, but it is the responsibility of the customer to call for the appointment. ($75)

Spring Start Up

At the start up, we turn the water supply back on and look for any leaks in the system. We then operate the system through each zone to check for proper working condition. We do adjust any heads that need to be adjusted. Start Ups do not include replacing of heads, moving heads or repairs. ($75)

We begin to schedule the Start Ups in February each year. We begin the Start Ups in March depending on the long term weather forecasts. We suggest that if your backflow preventer is located outside that the Start Up be performed after March 20th to reduce the chance of a late freeze. The customer needs to contact us for scheduling.

Backflow Preventer Test

Backflow preventers are devices that keep contaminants from backing into your drinking water. It also keeps the contaminants from backing into the municipal water system. That is why there has always been a state law that requires that your backflow preventer be tested on an annual basis. Some localities are enforcing this law. We know that some contractors are charging high prices for this test. At Heritage Irrigation, we promise to keep our pricing as low as possible. Our best price is always our package price, so why not call us and schedule your backflow preventer test today.

Once we have tested your backflow preventer, within a few days we will forward the certification to the proper locality and then we will email a copy to you for your records. Remember, if your backflow is located inside a locked crawl space, please have it unlocked the day we are scheduled. In order to keep our pricing low, we need to test and go as we perform many of these tests every day.Backflow testing is done from March to November for residences. Commercial backflows are tested all year. If your backflow test is included in your package, then it is performed at the time of the Start Up or usually within 10 days of the Start Up.

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