TCEQ updated irrigation rules where they removed the requirement for wye-strainers on DCV’s installed below ground. All of the rules revisions can be found here: Preamble section of the Chapter 344 Changes [sos.state.tx.us]
San Antonio has returned to Stage 1 Watering Restrictions. Here’s a little refresher on Stage 1 Watering Restrictions: Landscape watering with an irrigation system, sprinkler, or soaker hose is permitted only on your designated day before 11 a.m. or after 7 p.m. Watering days begin and end at midnight. Overnight and weekend watering is not allowed.Hand watering with a hose, drip irrigation, or a bucket is allowed any day, any time.Washing impervious cover (i.e., parking lots, driveways, streets, etc.) is prohibited.Water waste is prohibited at all times. Allowing water to run off into a gutter, ditch, drain, or failing to repair a controllable […]
For the month of May 2020, SAIA will be having a webinar training on “SAWS Water Conservation”. For Texas Licensed Irrigators and Technicians you will get 2-Hours of TCEQ CEU credit. “SAWS Water Conservation” May 12 / 4pm – 6pm / 2 CEU Cost: $25 Each attendee will have to register and pay separately and will need to view the webinar on their own (PC, Tablet, Phone, etc.). Registration is now open! Please Click on link below to sign up: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/saia-webex-2-hour-ceu-class-saws-water-conservation-tickets-104430225616
Network Webinars through Irrigation Association (IA) Check out their website. First webinar on April 14th 2pm – 3pm (1 CEU) https://www.irrigation.org/IA/Education/Videos-Webinars/Knowledge_Network_Webinars/IA/Education/Knowledge_Network_Series.aspx
Sensor-based irrigation monitoring and control Wed. April 1, 2020, | 11:00am Dr. John Lea-Cox, Professor at University of Maryland, will discuss moisture sensor-based irrigation monitoring and control, how that saves water and improve plant health and potential cost benefits. Register Here!
Attention SAWS Irrigators and Stakeholders: Per SAWS email sent earlier today (3/25/2020). In response to the City of San Antonio’s Stay Home/Work Safe orders, the SAWS Annual Irrigation Checkup deadline has been extended to June 1 and is subject to change, if needed. Visit www.saws.org for more information about SAWS services. For all inquiries about the Irrigation Check-Up, please contact SAWS Conservation at 210-233-3443 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual Irrigation Checkup – San Antonio Water System Submit Annual Irrigation Checkup by May 1 Annually. Check out their website for more information. https://www.saws.org/conservation/commercial-programs-rebates/annual-irrigation-checkup/