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Water Flow Testing

Water Flow Testing

Conduct a Water Flow Test About Once a Year

You can do this yourself (see below). Or your sprinkler contractor can do it for you.

To do a water flow test:

  1. If your sprinklers are connected to a central alarm, inform the fire department that you are going to do a test.
  2. Find your water flow test control valve. It may be labeled main drain, inspector test or test and drain.
  3. Slowly turn the control on (bring the valve in line with the pipe).
  4. This action will allow water to flow. Let the water flow for about 60 seconds. If your system has an alarm, you will hear it.
  5. Slowly turn the control off (the valve will make a corner to the pipe).
  6. Write down the date you tested your water flow test valve.