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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 §344.36Duties and Responsibilities of Installers and Irrigation Technicians

(a) A licensed installer may connect an irrigation system to a water supply through December 31, 2009. This includes installing an approved backflow prevention method pursuant to §344.50 of this title (relating to Backflow Prevention Methods) when connecting an irrigation system to a potable water supply. Beginning January 1, 2009, a licensed irrigation technician may connect an irrigation system to a water supply, including installing an approved backflow prevention method pursuant to §344.50 of this title and may maintain, alter, repair, service, or direct the installation of irrigation systems under the supervision of an irrigator.

(b) If an installer or irrigation technician connects an irrigation system to a potable water supply, the connection and installation of the backflow prevention method must be as indicated on the site irrigation plan or as directed by the licensed irrigator and documented on the site irrigation plan.

(c) Through December 31, 2009, an installer is responsible for the connection of an irrigation system to a water supply under the supervision of a licensed irrigator.

(d) Beginning January 1, 2009, an irrigation technician, under the supervision of a licensed irrigator, is responsible for:

  (1) connecting an irrigation system to a water supply; and

  (2) providing on-site supervision of the installation, maintenance, alteration, repair, service of an irrigation system including the final walk through with the irrigation system owner or owner's representative to explain the maintenance and operation of the irrigation system.


Source Note: The provisions of this §344.36 adopted to be effective January 1, 2009, 33 TexReg 5713

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