- Conduct the uniformity test and check the sprinkler performance
- Perform a “catch can” uniformity test to ensure that system is applying water uniformly and if there are any leaks, missing or damaged sprinklers, damaged pipes, regulators, etc., that needs to be repaired or replaced. The details about the uniformity test can be found at https://z.umn.edu/IrrigationUnifromityTesting
- If the uniformity test came out to be very poor, consider replacing the sprinkler package. The useful life of sprinkler heads range from 5,000 to 8,000 hours of pivot operation.