went to a focus group meeting last night, to go over and suggest to our state reps on a few issues. right now state is talking about direct supervision over crews, should the irrigator be on site or have a lic installer or tech to serve as direct supervision.- with that said we as a group came up with: 1. should there be a lic installer or irrigation tech? what would be there be responsablity? right now the installers lic if for only to connect the backflow to the potable water only. some of us came up with given the irr tech the responsibilty to connect install the backflow, pipe and wire, and be in charge of the crew. 2. Irrigator inspector- what would the requirements be we came with: lic irrigator lic backflow tester water audit cert. min 5 years exp. now the state has passed a law for citys with 20,000 or more people to hire or employ these inspectors. now we are just taking suggestion down to present to the state, of what we as irrigatord would like in our industry. now the state can wipe there butt with our recomendations, but have been very receptive so far.