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TITLE 30ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
PART 1TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
CHAPTER 344LANDSCAPE IRRIGATION
SUBCHAPTER CREQUIREMENTS FOR LICENSED IRRIGATORS, INSTALLERS, IRRIGATION TECHNICIANS, AND IRRIGATION INSPECTORS
RULE §344.30License Required

(a) An irrigator is an individual who:

  (1) sells, designs, provides consultation services, installs, maintains, alters, repairs, or services an irrigation system, including the connection of such system to any water supply;

  (2) advertises or represents to anyone that the individual can perform any or all of these functions; and

  (3) is required to hold a valid irrigator license issued under Chapter 30 of this title (relating to Occupational Licenses and Registrations).

(b) Through December 31, 2009, an installer is an individual who connects an irrigation system to any water supply.

(c) Beginning January 1, 2009, an irrigation technician is an individual who:

  (1) connects an irrigation system to a water supply;

  (2) under the supervision of a licensed irrigator, installs, maintains, alters, repairs, or services a landscape irrigation system;

  (3) represents to anyone that the individual can perform any or all of these functions; and

  (4) is required to hold a valid irrigation technician license issued under Chapter 30 of this title.

(d) All irrigators, installers, and irrigation technicians shall comply with the rules contained in this chapter when performing any or all of the functions listed in this section.

(e) An individual who inspects irrigation systems and enforces a municipality's landscape irrigation ordinance must:

  (1) hold a valid irrigation inspector license issued according to Chapter 30 of this title; or

  (2) hold a valid plumbing inspector license.

(f) An individual who inspects irrigation systems and enforces a water district's rules related to landscape irrigation systems must:

  (1) hold a valid irrigation inspector license issued according to Chapter 30 of this title;

  (2) hold a valid plumbing inspector license;

  (3) be the district's operator; or

  (4) be another regulatory authority with jurisdiction over landscape irrigation.

(g) An inspector shall comply with the rules contained in this chapter when performing any or all of the functions listed in this section.

(h) A property owner is not required to be licensed in accordance with Texas Occupations Code, Title 12, §1903.002(c)(1) if he or she is performing irrigation work in a building or on a premises owned or occupied by the person as the person's home. A home or property owner who installs an irrigation system must meet the standards contained in §344.62(b) Spacing, §344.62(c) Water pressure, §344.62(g) related to spraying water over impervious materials, §344.62(j) Rain or moisture shut-off devices or other technology, and §344.62(k) Isolation valve. Municipalities or water districts may adopt more stringent requirements for a home or property owner who installs an irrigation system.


Source Note: The provisions of this §344.30 adopted to be effective January 1, 2009, 33 TexReg 5713

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