Technology and Practices for Water Conservation in Landscape Irrigation

Course Description:

Increasing emphasis on water conservation has challenged the irrigation industry to design, install, and manage irrigation systems more efficiently. This course will assist in teaching the industry the most efficient methods to use less water when irrigating plant material. Course topics to include water conservation control systems, distribution, sensors, and pressure management and regulation.

The Technology and Practice for Water Conservation in Landscape Irrigation Course is approved 4 General CEU’s in Dade, Lake, and Pinellas Counties, and 4 General CEC’s by the Board of Landscape Architects.

     1. Introduction to water conservation for landscape irrigation
  • Explain and define the goals of the Florida Irrigation Society and the mission to promote sound irrigation practices throughout the State of Florida
  • Overview of conservation programs throughout the State of Florida
  • Overview of consumer rebate programs throughout the State of Florida
     2. Control Systems
  • ET Controllers ( Onsite and Offsite)
  • Weather, Rain, Soil Moisture Sensor Controllers
  • Residential and Commercial Applications
  • Remote System Control and Management
     3. Distribution
  • Inline drip irrigation
  • Microspray irrigation
  • High efficiency spray nozzles
  • Nozzle selection for rotors
     4. Sensors
  • High flow shut off devices
  • Soil Moisture, Rain and Wind sensor shut off
  • Weather station
     5. Pressure Management and Regulation
  • Source pressure regulation- pumps, utility
  • Pressure regulation in sprinkler body
  • Pressure regulation at valve
  • Pressure regulation inline (lateral, main, or source)
  • Define and explain “Pressure Compensation” and “Pressure Regulation”
  • Distribution pipe pressure loss
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