It typically takes two to four weeks from the time you apply and pay for an irrigation account to the time it is installed.
Additionally, our backflow requirements must be met before we will activate the irrigation service. We require irrigation accounts to have a backflow prevention assembly in order to protect our water system against contamination from backflow.
Charleston Water System does not install or test backflow preventers. Customers are responsible for installing backflow preventers in accordance with our requirements and having them tested annually.
For more information:
Backflow requirements for residential customers
Backflow requirements for commercial customers