The School of Irrigation

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Established in 1994 by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, the School of Irrigation was created to promote landscape-irrigation auditing and management in Texas through training and certification.  The school provides quality irrigation education through a variety of courses that include:

  1. Irrigation water management and scheduling
  2. Drip irrigation
  3. ET-and sensor-based irrigation controllers
  4. Irrigation computer-aided design
  5. Landscape irrigation auditing and management.

The school’s certified irrigation auditors conduct an estimated 2,433 landscape-irrigation audits annually for a variety of water users, including schools, churches, businesses, apartments and townhomes, residential homes, and municipalities (parks, esplanades and golf courses).  The average water savings resulting from landscape-irrigation audits ranges from 12 percent to more than 30 percent (depending on the type of user), leading to a savings of more than 700 million gallons annually, or 7 billion gallons over 10 years. The estimated value of this water is $3 million annually based on average municipal water rates.



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