Federal Advocacy

The Irrigation Association will be taking the Smart Irrigation Month message to Congress.

Contact Your Members of Congress

The Irrigation Association’s online Legislative Action Center makes it easy to become an advocate for your company and the entire irrigation industry. During Smart Irrigation Month, be sure to lend your voice to the policy discussion with IA’s Legislative Action Center.Use this Legislative Action Center for the items discussed below.

Help us promote irrigation efficiency in the 2018 U.S. Farm Bill this Smart Irrigation Month

It is time to weigh in on the farm bill! This is a critical time for IA members to weigh in with their representatives. Changes in the proposed House farm bill reflect the IA’s farm bill priorities and are a direct result of IA advocacy. To ensure these changes stay in the farm bill as the legislation moves through the House and Senate, IA members should contact their member of Congress to indicate support for the proposed conservation title and farm bill.

Help us support WaterSense authorization this Smart Irrigation Month

Send a letter to your member of Congress in support of the Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense Program.

We are recommending that Congress

  • authorize the WaterSense program. In past congresses, WaterSense authorization efforts have separately passed both the House and Senate as part of larger legislation, but they have never been able to reach the president’s desk and be signed into law.
  • protect the WaterSense program from being zeroed out. The Irrigation Association, made up of manufacturers, distributors and contractors from across the United States, fully supports and believes in the WaterSense program. The IA believes that a healthy voluntary partnership with the EPA is much more beneficial to our industry than any future regulations on landscape irrigation water use.