|1/08 - 3/18|
In this two-day course, students learn how to conserve water through landscape irrigation auditing. The course covers the eight steps of auditing, including prioritizing audit sites, conducting field tests to measure system performance, calculating irrigation schedules, and producing audit reports.
Topics include use of potential evapotranspiration (PET) for determining turf water requirements, the effect of soil type and root zone depth on irrigation frequency, and calculation of irrigation system run times based on plant water requirements and system performance. Students gain "hands-on" experience by performing two actual audits that include system troubleshooting, testing individual station performance, and identifying soil type and effective root depth.
Registration and completion of course includes copies of the LIAM software and manual. The software is only available to students upon completion of the class and is not for sale.
WaterSense Auditor Certification Exam
Students who complete the Texas LIAM short course are eligible to take the LIA Certification Exam. Students who pass the exam will become WaterSense Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditors and will receive a certificate acknowledging this achievement and be listed in the directory of certified auditors published annually.
Lunch not provided. Students should dress appropriately to be outside around sprinkler systems.
If a cancellation becomes necessary, please send notification to firstname.lastname@example.org. Cancellations received no later than March 18, 2018 will receive a refund minus a $25 administrative fee.