Friday, October 21, 2016

Landscape Irrigation System Evaluation Workshop


November 16, 8 am - 2 pm
LCRA Dalchau Service Center
3505 Montopolis Dr., Austin, 78744

The Lower Colorado River Authority and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension-Texas A&M School of Irrigation are hosting a Landscape Irrigation System Evaluation workshop for licensed landscape irrigation professionals, water professionals, water conservation coordinators and homeowners. Irrigators who complete this workshop will be allowed to conduct irrigation evaluations for customers on behalf of LCRA.

LCRA along with retail water providers offer free landscape irrigation system evaluations to customers as part of LCRA’s WaterSmart program. The evaluations can help make irrigation systems more efficient, saving water and money. An evaluated irrigation system also is eligible for up to $350 in rebates for water-saving equipment such as pressure-reducing sprinkler heads, nozzles, soil moisture sensors and rain sensors.

4 TCEQ Irrigation License CEUs.

Class outline:    AGENDA
Controller settings / trouble shooting with the customer to train them to use it
Flagging issues and record keeping
Identifying efficiency measures to improve performance
Conservation suggestions/changes made to the existing system to increase water savings
Seasonal water budgets
Technology usage i.e. sensors, ET programs “Water My Yard”
Irrigation and Maintenance of Drought-stressed Trees

Presenters Include:
Charles Swanson, Extension Program Specialist, Texas A&M School of Irrigation, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, College Station
Brad Hamel, Regional Urban Forester, Texas A&M Forest Service, Austin

Cost: $60 through Nov 7, $75 Nov 8 and onsite.    Registration fee includes lunch.
Contact: Daphne Richards, drichards@ag,, 512-854-960