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    Using Water Wisely Since 1979

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    Using Water Wisely Since 1979

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    Using Water Wisely Since 1979

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    Using Water Wisely Since 1979

City Rain serves the greater Seattle area and specializes in water conservation solutions to your landscape irrigation needs. We design and install new sprinkler systems, repair and remodel old ones, winterize and activate in the spring, drip solutions for pots, hanging baskets, and window boxes. We also install and service outdoor lighting. Call today for a free estimate.

Recent News

Maybe Your System Needs Years Of Therapy.

  I was struck with an overwhelming feeling of empathy for my therapist the other day while inspecting an apartment complex’s irrigation system.  I thought to myself, “There are so many things wrong here, it’s going to take years to fix!” Often irrigation systems, like children, begin life full of hope, potential, fully functional! Then over time neglect, abuse, apathy set in. Years go by with warning signs ignored. The system, like an impressionable adolescent, falls in with the wrong […]

Tips For The Do-It-Yourselfer: DON’T!

The reason I discourage people from doing their own sprinkler work is because I care deeply about them. Valve boxes may contain deadly snakes, spiders, and baby alligators.  Valve control wires carry thousands of volts of lethal electricity that will kill you dead if you even look at them wrong. Hundreds of people lose an eye every year attempting to nozzle dangerously high-pressure pop-up heads. Many more lose fingers by accidentally gluing them onto PVC pipe. Okay, so maybe none […]

Fixing A Low Pressure Problem

There are a few ways to fix a poorly functioning zone. We want to check a few things first.  I’ve spent hours troubleshooting a low pressure zone only to discover the main water meter at the curb wasn’t open all the way. The last person using the meter opened it enough for household fixtures to work, but a sprinkler system requires a lot more flow. If we know our main supply is wide open and there aren’t any hidden mysteries […]