Resources

IA-SWAT performance reports for “smart” controllers

Several “smart” controllers have completed IA-SWAT protocol testing and results have been released by the manufacturer. Review the results of these tests.

 

Additional resources and links to related sites

SWAT-IA Industry Initiative 
Smart Water Application Technologies: This document outlines the Irrigation Association's SWAT initiative to identify, research and promote technological innovations and related management practices that advance the principles of efficient water use.

 

Turf and Landscape Irrigation Best Management Practices
The Irrigation Association has developed Turf and Landscape Irrigation Best Management Practices for policymakers and professionals who must save and extend our water supply while protecting water quality. The BMPs will help key stakeholders—policymakers, water purveyors, designers, installation and maintenance contractors, and consumers—to develop and implement appropriate codes and standards for effective water stewardship.

 

Irrigation Association Certified Professionals
This link will help you find IA-certified irrigation professionals working in your area. Experience and education are the cornerstones to effective water management. In an effort to standardize and improve the level of knowledge and proficiency industry-wide, IA introduced certification in 1983. The program continues to be expanded and updated, in light of increased demand on water resources and the growing focus on water conservation in communities everywhere.

 

Four IA certifications - Irrigation Contractor, Irrigation Designer, Landscape Irrigation Auditor and Golf Irrigation Auditor - were the first programs to earn the EPA WaterSense label.

 

Resources for customers

Hiring a Licensed Landscape Contractor

Tips and guidelines from the California Landscape Contractors Association, the nation's oldest and largest organization of licensed landscape and irrigation contractors.