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FIMCO-MEISTER
02-13-2009, 12:54 PM
i love Austin. When I come back to Texas this is going to be my hangout area. I camped at McKinney State Park but the two day class was at the LCRA Bldg on Lake Austin Blvd. The Texas A&M water auditing class is an offshoot of the Cal PolyTech irrigation Dept. They have made some modifications and it is a two day 16 hr class as opposed to the IA 12 hr class. The IA class does not meet Texas Size Standards so we don't recognize IA auditors in Texas.:) (That just made my day to hear) Taught by the Prof who is leading the development of the TAMU Irrigation School. He has made his own catch can that is being manufactured as we speak. Will be similar to the Cal St Fullerton can but with a different more effective throat and at half the price. (We're the AGGIES, The AGGIES are WE) http://irrigation.tamu.edu Anyway I'm not going to bore you with class pics. I took pics of the LCRA Center. Has a RW harvesting system which serves as the toilet water and the drip water. They reclaim AC condensation which provides 40,000 gallons of water a year. The system runs off the Colorado River. The LCRA has weather stations all along the river to monitor weather. The controller though is a RM Eagle that runs off SAT Data. I noticed the weather stations though had a maxicom hookup. I'll post pics and do the best I can to answer questions.

FIMCO-MEISTER
02-13-2009, 12:56 PM
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EagleLandscape
02-13-2009, 12:56 PM
cooooooooooooooooooooooooooool.

FIMCO-MEISTER
02-13-2009, 12:59 PM
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Mike Leary
02-13-2009, 01:00 PM
I like it; Austin should suite your closet liberal leanings, too.

FIMCO-MEISTER
02-13-2009, 01:03 PM
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Kiril
02-13-2009, 01:12 PM
So did you rip them a new ass for using water from the Colorado?

EagleLandscape
02-13-2009, 01:19 PM
cute pic.... haha:)

FIMCO-MEISTER
02-13-2009, 02:18 PM
So did you rip them a new ass for using water from the Colorado?

There are two Colorados. Ours is entirely within the state and can be managed much more efficiently that the Colorado that has been destroyed by CA, AZ, and Utah.

CAPT Stream Rotar
02-13-2009, 03:09 PM
Amazing pictures peter!!!!!!!!


you are lucky to check that place out!

so they are using brown and grey water?
pretty neat....

FIMCO-MEISTER
02-16-2009, 12:42 PM
Well I didn't get a 100 but I bet I got the 98.

Howdy All,

I checked the records this morning and everyones CEU's are posted on TCEQ website http://www5.tceq.state.tx.us/oce/olwe/#individual. Also I am happy to say that everyone who took the certification exam PASSED!
Lowest Score - 84
Highest - 98

GREAT JOB EVERYONE and Thanks for Supporting Our Program!

FIMCO-MEISTER
02-20-2009, 05:50 PM
Well I didn't get a 100 but I bet I got the 98.

Quote:
Howdy All,

I checked the records this morning and everyones CEU's are posted on TCEQ website http://www5.tceq.state.tx.us/oce/olwe/#individual. Also I am happy to say that everyone who took the certification exam PASSED!
Lowest Score - 84
Highest - 98

GREAT JOB EVERYONE and Thanks for Supporting Our Program!

Well rats I didn't get the 98. Got a 96. Somebody or bodies did better than me.

DanaMac
02-20-2009, 05:54 PM
Well rats I didn't get the 98. Got a 96. Somebody or bodies did better than me.

And I had such high hopes for you.

Mike Leary
02-20-2009, 06:09 PM
And I had such high hopes for you.

I'm crushed, what part did you fail, management?

FIMCO-MEISTER
02-20-2009, 06:14 PM
I'm crushed, what part did you fail, management?

The potential ET (PET) of a grass reference crop is the same for major cities of TX during winter months. T or F (I had a brain fart, no excuse for missing this one)

and another one that I don't know the question for.

Wet_Boots
02-20-2009, 06:14 PM
I'm crushed, what part did you fail, management?must have been Shrubbler Appreciation 101

Mike Leary
02-20-2009, 06:46 PM
must have been Shrubbler Appreciation 101

Gotta hand it to Texas to have some trick questions in there.

Kiril
02-20-2009, 07:19 PM
The potential ET (PET) of a grass reference crop is the same for major cities of TX during winter months. T or F (I had a brain fart, no excuse for missing this one)

Yea, well if they had actually referred to it correctly (ETo) perhaps you wouldn't have missed it.

Mike Leary
02-20-2009, 07:31 PM
Yea, well if they had actually referred to it correctly (ETo) perhaps you wouldn't have missed it.

Umm, it goes a little farther than that; soil prep, sun/shade, etc., ::cough::

Kiril
02-20-2009, 07:35 PM
Umm, it goes a little farther than that; soil prep, sun/shade, etc., ::cough::

The question wasn't about why, just if.

Mike Leary
02-20-2009, 07:41 PM
The question wasn't about why, just if.

There's a town just south of us called "Why".

Kiril
02-20-2009, 07:42 PM
There's a town just south of us called "Why".

..... Why?