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Irrigation system criteria

Operation and scheduling

System information education

Background

Some basic irrigation system information is necessary to ensure ongoing implementation of correct scheduling and maintenance. Homeowners and maintenance professionals can be left at square one when information such as the correct maintenance irrigation schedule and soil moisture sensor probe location are unknown. Hands-on instruction with a professional can give a homeowner the knowledge and experience they need to correctly manage the controller.

Requirements and certification

Each of the following is installed adjacent to the irrigation system controller:

  • Controller handbook/operating instructions
  • Irrigation drawing
  • Specific zone precipitation rates and maintenance run times
  • Soil moisture sensor probe location, when applicable

Silver

Gold

Commercial/Institutional

Required

Required

NA

An example of a residential irrigation schedule

An example of a residential irrigation schedule.

The certifier must confirm that written operating instructions are provided to the homebuyer and permanently affixed to or adjacent to the controller.

If the home is owner-occupied, the homeowner has been trained in how to manage the controller schedule for maintenance and for changes in local water rules.

Silver

Gold

Commercial/Institutional

Required

Required

NA

The certifier can confirm this requirement by reviewing the Irrigation Affadavit.

St. Johns River Water Management District
4049 Reid Street, Palatka, FL 32177
800-725-5922