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Odd/Even Watering seasonal restrictions based on your house number.
May 1 to Sept 30 and No watering 12PM to 5PM


Backflow Testing available from May thru Sept

Important Information Regarding Your Scheduled Backflow Testing Date:

Please note that the date you'll select should be viewed as your **earliest possible testing date** rather than a fixed appointment, even though you select a date. We will not perform testing before this date, but please be advised that we may need to reschedule you to a later date based on our testing route efficiency and other factors.

This approach allows us to ensure that our testing is as efficient and effective as possible, minimizing the disruption to you and ensuring the quality of our work.

No Need to Be Home, but if you are home that is great. (water has to be on to the backflow)
For your convenience, you do not need to be home at the time of testing, provided we have full access to the backflow device and the water to your irrigation system is turned on. If there are any access issues or additional instructions for us, please let us know in advance.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation. You will be notified in advance by email should there be any changes to your scheduled testing date. Your patience and flexibility help us to better serve all our customers.



Click here to get on the backflow testing list.


Here is a step-by-step explanation of how the process works.

Backflow Testing Process in Shakopee, MN

Step 1: Receiving the Reminder

You'll receive reminder emails or letters from or SPUC. Every backflow device in Shakopee, MN needs an annual test, no matter its age. This is a rule from Shakopee Public Utilities.

Step 2: Booking the Test

Book a backflow test with Shakopee Sprinklers. You don't need you to be at home for the test, but we do need access to the backflow device most are installed outdoors. Please make sure the water supply to the sprinkler system is on. If the test is rescheduled due to weather or other issues, you'll get an email with the new date.

Step 3: Before the Test

Please make sure the water is on and that we have access to the backflow preventer.

Step 4: Test Time

1.  We will let you know we are on site.  knock or text
2.  Preform the test
3.  Place a tested tag on the backflow
4.  Leave a copy of the test results, either by email or a written copy for your records.
5.  Collect payment or charge your card that is on file.

Step 5: What Happens Next

We pay the $15 to $20 Filing fee and submit the test to along with your information like email and phone.

Step 6: Approval Process and Shakopee Utilities need to approve your backflow test report. Can take upto 45 days.

Step 7: If the Test Fails

If your device fails the test, you'll get a letter from SPU with instructions.

Step 8: Re-test after Repair

Once any issues have been fixed, make a new appointment for a retest at we will re-test the system. These results also need to be approved by and Shakopee Utilities.  Yes we charge for the second test.

Step 9: Compliance

You've complied with the testing rules when your backflow device passes the test and the report is approved by and Shakopee Utilities.


Actual Reviews of Shakopee Sprinklers Backflow Testing 2023

Why do you need a backflow?

Backflow occurs when contaminated water reverses flow and enters clean water lines, which can happen at any cross-connection between clean and dirty water lines. This problem is typically caused by a significant change in water pressure, such as from a burst water main or a slow leak. The contaminated water may contain hazardous materials like human waste, pesticides, or lawn chemicals, posing serious health concerns to you and your Shakopee neighbors.

To prevent backflow from occurring, a backflow preventer is installed.  A backflow preventer can stop dirty water from entering the clean water supply in the event of a change in water pressure. However, it is crucial to properly install and test the backflow to ensure that the clean water line remains free of contaminants.

Shakopee municipal codes require annual testing of backflow prevention devices to ensure they function correctly. Failure to complete testing annually may result in fines, and the water supply to your property or business may be shut off. To avoid such issues, it is recommended to schedule backflow testing with Shakopee Sprinklers annually.

Fortunately, Shakopee Sprinklers offers a range of commercial and residential services, including backflow prevention device installation and testing in the Twin Cities Metro area including Shakopee, MN. To schedule testing of your backflow for business or home, call (612)800-9811 or schedule online.


Shakopee Backflow Testing


Can we do the backflow test in the winter?

 Yes, on milder cold days we can do the test.