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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 §344.35Duties and Responsibilities of Irrigators

(a) An irrigator shall comply with the rules contained in this chapter when performing any or all of the functions described in this section.

(b) An irrigator who performs work for an entity or for an exempt business owner who performs or offers to perform irrigation services shall be knowledgeable of and responsible for all permits, contracts, agreements, advertising, and other irrigation services secured and performed using the irrigator's license.

(c) A licensed irrigator who is employed by an exempt business owner as defined by §344.31 of this title (relating to Exemption for Business Owner Who Provides Irrigation Services) shall supervise all irrigation services of the business, in accordance with this chapter.

(d) A licensed irrigator is responsible for:

  (1) using the stamp or rubber seal in accordance with this chapter;

  (2) obtaining all permits and inspections required to install an irrigation system;

  (3) complying with local regulations;

  (4) determining the appropriate backflow prevention method for each irrigation system installation and installing the backflow prevention device correctly;

  (5) maintaining landscape irrigation systems records;

  (6) conserving water;

  (7) developing and following irrigation plan for each new irrigation system;

  (8) designing an irrigation system that complies with the requirements of this chapter;

  (9) providing on-site supervision of the installation of an irrigation system beginning January 1, 2010;

  (10) providing supervision to an irrigation technician while connecting an irrigation system to a water supply; installing, maintaining, altering, repairing, or servicing an irrigation system;

  (11) providing supervision to an installer connecting an irrigation system through December 31, 2009;

  (12) completing the irrigation system including the final "walk through," completing the maintenance checklist, placing a permanent sticker on the controller or on the maintenance checklist if the irrigation system does not have an automatic controller, and providing a copy of the design plan;

  (13) selling, consulting, performing maintenance, alteration, repair, and service of irrigation systems that complies with the requirements of this chapter;

  (14) providing advertisements, contracts, and warranties that comply with the requirements of this chapter; and

  (15) installing an irrigation system that complies with the requirements of this chapter.


Source Note: The provisions of this §344.35 adopted to be effective January 1, 2009, 33 TexReg 5713

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