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Rain switches on Irrigation systems

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Bmars, Aug 30, 2001.


Should Rain switches be required on all irrigation systems

  1. yes

    6 vote(s)
  2. no

    2 vote(s)
  3. public water only

    2 vote(s)
  4. well water and public water

    2 vote(s)
  1. Bmars

    Bmars LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    What are the requirements for rain switches on irrigation Systems in Texas. Public water or well water. I know you have to pay a permit fee on wells to the tnrcc. I would think from a conservation standpoint it would make sense to require it on public and or well water
  2. Bmars

    Bmars LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    I see people have looked in But I have not recieved any answers is there not any Texas Irrigators dialed in here . If they are here in Texas this week they are'nt Irrigating It has rained all week and more to come.
  3. carltip

    carltip LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    We have been doing irrigation work in the Houston area for about 3 years and I have never seen a city or municipality that requires them. We, none the less, put one on every system that we install. I would hope other irrigations would do the same. There is nothing worse than watching a system run in the rain for lack of a $20 rain switch.
  4. LiquidLand

    LiquidLand LawnSite Member
    Messages: 30

    A requirement for new install permitting in Tampa, Fl.-personal opinion-a waste of time-most homeowners run it anyway, and it only seems to prevent watering on scheduled days-go figure!:cool:

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