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:
- Irrigation water management and scheduling
- Drip irrigation
- ET-and sensor-based irrigation controllers
- Irrigation computer-aided design
- 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.
For more information, please visit: http://irrigation.tamu.edu