while typing away in front of the computer yesterday i glance out the window for a moment and was surprised to see that my in-ground lawn sprinklers were running. i knew that i didn’t have it scheduled to come on that day since it rained the last couple days so i quickly got up to investigate. it appeared to be a problem with the valve that connects to zone 2 (we have a six zone system). when i test the system out with the main controller, i was able to manually switch on and off all of the other zones in the yard except for zone 2. so i had to manually shut off the main valve at the side of the house in order to stop water from flowing freely out of the zone 2 sprinkler heads. i was so glad we weren’t away this weekend b/c if we were, the zone 2 sprinklers would have let the water run for … gosh, i don’t even want to think about that!! can you imagine what the water bill would be like after a full weekend with the sprinklers on??? yikes! no thank you.

i went ahead and called in for service. hopefully the valve is the only thing wrong with the system…